TITLE

Discussion: Causes of vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies

AUTHOR(S)
Carmel, Ralph
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Food & Nutrition Bulletin;Jun2008 Supplement, Vol. 29, pS35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the major causes of vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies. It states that vegetarians are more likely prone to the risk of such deficiencies. It also highlights the intrinsic factor that is commonly observed in low intake of food sources rich in vitamins. Malabsorption is also discussed by the author.
ACCESSION #
37218776

 

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