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Fixin' Healthcare

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vitamin B12

In general, supplements cannot compensate for a good diet consisting primarily of plant-based whole foods. However, if a deficiency is found, it should be addressed. A study published in the journal Neurology reveals that low blood levels of vitamin B12 is associated with decreased brain size and reduced cognitive ability. Low B12 may be associated with a vegetarian diet, older age, anti-acid medications and the medication metformin.

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