TITLE

Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Resettled Bhutanese Refugees -- United States, 2008-2011

AUTHOR(S)
Walker, P. F.; O'Fallon, A.; Nelson, K.; Mamo, B.; Dickers, S.; Chute, S.; Lynfield, R.; Swoboda, P.; Rabin, M.; Householder, S.; Painter, J.; Zhou, W.; Pfeiffer, C. M.; Dunkle, S. E.; Foltz, J. L.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/25/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p343
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains the causes and solutions in managing Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Bhutanese refugees who are living in the U.S. from 2008 to 2011. Since 2008, 30,000 Bhutanese have resettled in the U.S., wherein most of them experience lack of Vitamin B12 due to lack of consumption of vitamin B12-rich foods like dairy products, meat, and eggs, and being contracted with bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Results of the study suggest that Bhutanese refugees must be educated on consuming foods and supplements rich in Vitamin B12 to solve the problem.
ACCESSION #
60259245

 

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