Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to impaired brain development and function in children... so why aren't doctors recommending B12?

(Natural News) Having poor vitamin B12 levels early in life may result in impaired or delayed brain development and function in children, according to a recent Norwegian study. Health experts at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway examined blood samples from 500 Nepalese infants and found that children with low vitamin B12 levels exhibited difficulties in dealing with various...
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ITAMIN B12 deficiencies not only affects what happens in the body but can also affect what happens in the mind. The symptoms are often subtle, however, if you have a tongue that looks like this it could mean you are deficient of vitamin B12. Does your tongue look like this?
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VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can develop if a person doesn ’t get enough of the vitamin from their diet. Left untreated, serious and sometimes life-threatening complications can occur. Three symptoms of the condition to watch out for may appear when you go to the toilet.
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VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms may develop if the body lacks the vitamin. If it ’s left untreated, serious and even life-threatening health problems can occur. One symptom of the condition may appear in a person’s eyes.
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B12 deficiency is relatively easy to correct with a change in diet or supplementation. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Abstract In 1998 a Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for folic acid was established based on case reports from the 1940s suggesting that high-dosage folic acid intake, used to treat patients with pernicious anemia, had the potential to precipitate or speed-up the development of neurological problems. This UL has been employed in the decision-making process used by more than 80 countries to establish programs to fortify staple foods with folic acid to prevent neural tube birth defects. Some have claimed that this UL is flawed and has become an obstacle to the wider adoption of neural tube defect prevention programs...
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AbstractAbout 15 –40% India is Vitamin B12 deficient (commonly diagnosed by total Vitamin B12) but, as only holoTC (active form) is taken up by body cells, thus measuring holoTC is more reflective of Vitamin B12 status than the former. We aimed to assess diagnostic accuracy of serum holoTC in comparison wit h total Vitamin B12 and total Homocysteine (HCY) as indicator of serum Vitamin B12 status. 217 human subjects (99 males and 118 females) ranging from 17 to 83 years were divided into Vitamin B12 deficient (n = 70), borderline (n = 100) and sufficient groups (n = 47)...
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VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can develop if a person lacks the vital vitamin. Left untreated, the condition can lead to more serious health problems. One symptom which is important to recognise can appear around a person ’s mouth.
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VITAMIN B12 performs several important functions in the body, including making red blood cells and keeping the nervous system healthy. A deficiency in the vitamin can encourage the progression of neurological disorders. Some symptoms are easier to spot than others. Have you noticed this major sign?
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