vitamin B12

Mental health: the nutritional links

Researchers in The Netherlands have discovered a link between nutrient deficiencies and schizophrenia. In a study on 61 schizophrenia patients, those not taking a daily multivitamin had low vitamin B12 and high homocysteine (a marker for heart disease). The majority had high levels of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, but low levels of healthy omega-3 [...]

Mental health: the nutritional links 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

B12: Are You Short? Seniors and vegetarians are most at risk for problems

Vitamin B12 deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the developing world and possibly in North America as well, reports the August issue of the Harvard Health Letter. Sometimes the only symptoms of a B12 deficiency are subtle cognitive and neurological changes. More serious shortages can result in dementia or anemia. Breast-fed infants of [...]

B12: Are You Short? Seniors and vegetarians are most at risk for problems 2015-09-09T13:49:33+00:00

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