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B12 deficiency: a silent epidemic with serious consequences

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What do all of these diseases have in common?

Answer: they can all mimic the signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.

B12 deficiency: an invisible epidemic

B12 deficiency isn’t a bizarre, mysterious disease. It’s written about in every medical textbook and its causes and effects are well-established in the scientific literature.

However, B12 deficiency is far more common than most health care practitioners and the general public realize. Data from the Tufts University Framingham Offspring Study suggest that 40 percent of people between the ages of 26 and 83 have plasma B12 levels in the low normal range – a…

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6 thoughts on “B12 deficiency: a silent epidemic with serious consequences

  1. My sister and I both had legs that would go numb if we stood in one place for a few minutes. Her doctor said to try Vit B12. It worked for both of us. Our legs don’t go numb now. I don’t know why, but I’m happy about it.

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