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June 25, 2019

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Researchers Locate the Body's Largest Cell Receptor

A giant toadstool that swallow up vitamins and nutrients in the intestines and kidneys. This is how the receptor, which e.g. absorbs B12 vitamin in the small intestine, looks. For the first time, ... read more

Routine Vitamin B12 Screening May Prevent Irreversible Nerve Damage in Type-2 Diabetes

Patients with type-2 diabetes, taking metformin, should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed more regularly to avoid irreversible nerve damage, according to a new study. The study findings suggest ... read more

Chewing Gum May Be Effective for Delivering Vitamins

Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so researchers studied whether two vitamin-supplemented products were effective at ... read more

Children With Poor Vitamin B12 Status Early in Life Struggle More With Tasks, Recognition and Interpreting Feelings

Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s ... read more

High Folic Acid Level in Pregnancy May Decrease High Blood Pressure in Children

Babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during ... read more

Vitamin B12: Power Broker to the Microbes

In the microbial world, vitamin B12 is a hot commodity. It turns out that vitamin B12, a substance produced by only a few organisms but needed by nearly all of them, wields great power in microbial ... read more

Too Little Food from Animal Sources May Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during ... read more

Daily Folic Acid Supplementation Remains Important for Prevention of Birth Defects

Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to a new ... read more

Folinic Acid Could Help Children With Autism Communicate Better

Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ... read more

Developing a Sensor for Vitamin B12 Deficiency

A world-first optical sensor has been developed that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test. Vitamin B12 ... read more

High Folate Intake Linked With Nerve-Damage Risk in Older Adults With Common Gene Variant

High folate (vitamin B9) consumption is associated with an increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant linked to reduced cellular vitamin B12 ... read more

Folic Acid Fortified Food Linked to Decline in Congenital Heart Defects

Food fortified with folic acid helped lower overall rates of congenital heart defects in Canada. The effect was evident in some types of congenital heart defects but not ... read more

Study Shows a New Role for B-Complex Vitamins in Promoting Stem Cell Proliferation

Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a new study that used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings. Folates, ... read more