DEFICIENCY OF FOLIC ACID AND B12 COMMON IN ELDERLY PEOPLE – (10-15-03)

B vitamin status and homocysteine and methylmalonic acid in elderly

I’m a big fan of B12 supplementation in my senior patients. For something so easy, safe and inexpensive, the clinical benefits in patients is wonderful.

This study adds to previous research that finds that, as we get older B vitamin status decreases and deficiencies of folic acid and B12 become common. Considering just how important these two nutrients are to so many aspects of health, all seniors should strongly consider B12 and folate supplementation.

AJCN — Abstracts: Wolters et al. 78 (4): 765

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For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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