vitamin B12


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vitamin B12

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦bē¦twelv]
(biochemistry)
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.
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Left untreated, it causes vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to megaloblastic anemia (characterized by a lower-than-normal red blood cell count) and neurological disorders-which are sometimes irreversible.
The study was designed to show the impact of powder-encapsulated rosemary supplementation and metformin on plasma glucose, HbA1C and Vitamin B12 among Type 2 diabetic patients.
The rapidly growing fetus consumes vitamin B12 from the mother's body, thus posing a threat of deficiency if dietary requirements are not met.
Conclusion: Increase in body mass index-standard deviation score was associated with a decrease in vitamin B12 levels.
com/excessive-vitamin-b12-may-result-acne-breakouts-study-1990533) Excessive Vitamin B12 May Result In Acne Breakouts: Study
06% (367/1110) patients were vitamin B12 deficient in this region.
Conclusion: The achievement of optimal serum levels of vitamin B12 and folate during pregnancy are important for reducing the likelihood of neonatal glucose metabolism and obesity in the latter life.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is therefore relatively common, especially among older people.
Biochemical analyses were carried out with a Roche Hitachi E170 modular system, vitamin B12 was measured with Architect i2000 and i4000, and total blood count was analysed with the Cell Dyn-3700 from Abbott.
Most of us get enough B12 from our diet but, if there's a lack of a certain substance in the stomach known as intrinsic factor, vitamin B12 won't be absorbed.
2) What the researchers did show was that the children of mothers who had very high plasma levels of folate or vitamin B12 at the time of delivery were more likely to develop autism, when compared with the children of mothers who had lower plasma levels of these vitamins.
Conclusion: Vitamin B12 deficiency is the major cause of megaloblastic anemia in children in our population.