Vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency is serious . As we age this vitamin becomes particularly important since the older we get, the more difficult it is to absorb this B12. But there are others who are at risk for developing this deficiency.

Who is at risk?

  • Those over age 60
  • Vegetarians or anyone whose diet is low meat, fish, dairy products, and eggs.
  • Alcoholics
  • Persons who have had abdominal or intestinal surgery
  • Anyone with Crohn's disease
  • Anyone with other intestinal malabsorption disorders
  • Those with Fish tape worm
  • Those with pernicious anemia or those taking certain drugs

Nutrition - Best foods to use to avoid B12 deficiency Some of the best sources of this important nutrient are meat, especially organ meats, fish, eggs and dairy products. The concentration of the vitamin in meat, fish, dairy and egg products is the main reason why vegans need to be vigilant lest they develop a deficiency.

However, vegans are not the only persons subject to deficiency. As you age, your ability to absorb B12 decreases. That is why ANY signs of of deficiency needs prompt attention.

Click here for a list of the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency

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