Vitamin B12

A group of closely related polypyrrole compounds containing trivalent cobalt; the antipernicious anemia factor, essential for normal hemopoiesis. Also known as cobalamin; cyanocobalamin; extrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 deficiency in animals is characterized primarily by anemia and neuropathy. In humans, this deficiency is called pernicious anemia.


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Low vitamin B12 may lead to brain shrinkage and cognitive problems
Older people with low blood levels of vitamin B12 markers may be more likely to have lower brain volumes and have problems with their thinking skills, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center.

Folic acid and vitamin B12 have no beneficial effects in heart disease
A new study revealed that the substantial long-term reductions in blood homocysteine levels with folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation did not have beneficial effects on vascular outcomes but were also not associated with adverse effects on cancer incidence.

Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy raises neural tube defect risk in newborn
Children born to women who have low blood levels of vitamin B12 shortly before and after conception may have an increased risk of a neural tube defect, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, Trinity College Dublin, and the Health Research Board of Ireland.

Vitamin B and Folic acid do not appear to affect cancer risk
A daily supplementation combination that included folic acid and vitamin B6 and B12 had no significant effect on the overall risk of cancer, including breast cancer, among women at high risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the November 5 issue of JAMA.

Red meat consumption linked to colorectal cancer
For most Americans, meals tend to center around meat. To significantly decrease a person's risks of developing colorectal cancer, experts at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center suggest a new approach to meal planning that focuses more on fruit and vegetable dishes.

Vitamin B12, folate deficiency raises dementia risk
Folate deficiency is associated with a tripling in the risk of developing dementia among elderly people, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

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About Vitamin B12 -- A group of closely related polypyrrole compounds containing trivalent cobalt; the antipernicious anemia factor, essential for normal hemopoiesis. Also known as cobalamin; cyanocobalamin; extrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 deficiency in animals is characterized primarily by anemia and neuropathy. In humans, this deficiency is called pernicious anemia.



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