New Risk for Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

I understand that taking drugs for heartburn or acid reflux raises the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Can you tell me more about this? I'm 62 and have been taking one of these drugs daily for a few years.
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The objective of this review was to examine the most recent evidence on the association between nutrition, from dietary patterns to specific nutrients, and frailty, before the onset of disability, among elderly individuals.Recent findingsBased on available epidemiological studies, three meta-analyses published in 2018 have outlined a protective effect of greater adherence to a Mediterranean-type diet (MeDi) on the risk for frailty, with up to a 60% reduction in risk. Several studies focusing on particular food groups, macronutrients and micronutrients have also been published and have highlighted that a protein intake of 1...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
"Inverted V" Sign in Vitamin B12 Deficiency Myelopathy. J Assoc Physicians India. 2018 Dec;66(12):74 Authors: Nayak R PMID: 31313556 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Patil MB, Ragav ED Abstract Introduction: Type-2 Diabetes is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by variable degrees of insulin resistance, impaired insulin secretion, and increased glucose production. Obese diabetic patients have 13.5% more chances of developing diabetic complications compared to non - obese diabetic patients. Vitamin D has found to be deficient in diabetic patient and it's role in insulin regulation. Obese females are more prone to develop diabetic complications and hypovitaminosis-D. Materials and Method: Total of 156 female diabetic patients aged 30 to 60 years who are...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Saxena G, Khera P, Jain D Abstract Introduction: Disorders of mineral and bone metabolism in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular calcification and osteoporosis. Anemia has been associated with progressive loss of kidney function and increased mortality. Ferric citrate was recently developed, primarily as a novel oral, non-calcium phosphate binder, which has also shown to replenish the iron deficient state of the CKD patients. Material and methods: This prospective study was done on 40 pre-dialysis adult patients of CKD (stage 3-5) from a tertiary care cent...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Nand N, Giri K, Jain D Abstract Introduction: Disorders of mineral and bone metabolism in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular calcification and osteoporosis. Anemia has been associated with progressive loss of kidney function and increased mortality. Ferric citrate was recently developed, primarily as a novel oral, non-calcium phosphate binder, which has also shown to replenish the iron deficient state of the CKD patients. Material and methods: This prospective study was done on 40 pre-dialysis adult patients of CKD (stage 3-5) from a tertiary care centre ...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Ewa Maj, Justyna Trynda, Beata Maj, Katarzyna Gębura, Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik, Michał Chodyński, Andrzej Kutner, Joanna WietrzykAbstractVitamin D reveals antiproliferative activity against many types of cancer cells. Calcitriol (1,25(OH)2D3), the most active form of vitamin D3, acts mainly through the vitamin D receptor, regulating the expression of target genes. Cells with reasonable expression of VDR are considered to be sensitive to antiproliferative activity of 1,25(OH)2D3. However, a few allele...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Food BioscienceAuthor(s): Mayara Schulz, Josiane Freitas ChimAbstractRubus L. (Rosaceae) berries have received worldwide attention, mainly for their nutritional and bioactive value. The raspberries and blackberries of this genus contain nutrients and bioactive compounds such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, sugars, and polyphenols. This review summarizes available data on the physical-chemical characteristics, nutritional composition, biologically active compounds, and biological activities of Rubus raspberries (Rubus idaeus L., R. ellipticus Smith, R. niveus Thunb., R...
Source: Food Bioscience - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
In 1982, two Australian scientists discovered that a certain bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, was a common cause of persistent stomach inflammation and stomach ulcers. This realization revolutionized ulcer treatment. While fairly common, this infection usually causes no symptoms, but it can sometimes lead to ulcers in the stomach or the very first part of the small intestine (duodenum), and to certain types of stomach cancer. There is also evidence linking H. pylori infection to other conditions like iron-deficiency anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency. The bacteria are thought to spread through contaminated water, vomit, or f...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Infectious diseases Tests and procedures Source Type: blogs
Can your antacid really cause Alzheimer’s Disease? Recent research suggests that, indeed, proton pump inhibitors, some of the most common drugs for reducing feelings of heartburn, can cause an increase in the ‘beta amyloid’ deposits in the brain that are indicative of Alzheimer’s Disease. This is in addition to some of the other serious Proton Pump Inhibitor Side Effects, like osteoporosis, magnesium deficiency and  heart rhythm problems; Antacid Medications can Even Ruin Your Gut. These problems can occur even when these heartburn relieving drugs are taken for short amounts of time. All too of...
Source: Immune Health Blog - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Brain Health/ Neurologic Digestive Health Vitamin B12 alzheimers disease causes cause alzheimer's disease cause of alzheimers disease causes of alzheimers omeprazole side effects proton pump inhibitors proton pump inhibitors cause alzhei Source Type: blogs
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