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This is because if a vitamin B12 deficiency is left untreated, it can cause damage to your nervous system, and this damage could affect the way you walk and move.
Effect of two different sublingual dosages of vitamin B12 on cobalamin nutritional status in vegans and vegetarians with a marginal deficiency: A randomized controlled trial.
"A type of anemia called 'pernicious anemia' can occur as a result of poor absorption due to inadequate stomach acid and a substance called 'intrinsic factor', which is secreted by the stomach and enables the body to absorb B12. Postmenopausal women are at higher risk for deficiency because they may produce less of these digestive juices," explains Barbra Heller, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine.
In addition to causing cognitive problems, vitamin B12 deficiency may cause anemia, as well as fatigue, muscle weakness and other neurological symptoms.
Results: About 48.8 percent of cases had vitamin B12 deficiency.
The amount of B12 absorbed by garden cress is dependent on the amount present in the soil it grows in.
About 10 to 30 percent of older adults experience a condition called atrophic gastritis, which decreases secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach resulting in decreased absorption of B12. Decreased acid levels also may increase the growth of normal intestinal bacteria that use B12, reducing the amount available to the body, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health.
The study was designed to show the impact of powder-encapsulated rosemary supplementation and metformin on plasma glucose, HbA1C and Vitamin B12 among Type 2 diabetic patients.
Vitamin B12 is an essential water soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in the physiological dynamics of human body ranging from production of erythrocytes on one hand to optimal nervous system functioning on the other.
Conclusion: Increase in body mass index-standard deviation score was associated with a decrease in vitamin B12 levels.
Read: (http://www.ibtimes.com/excessive-vitamin-b12-may-result-acne-breakouts-study-1990533) Excessive Vitamin B12 May Result In Acne Breakouts: Study
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