Inadequate vitamin B-12 is much more common than realized before. A new study in the elderly showed that 40% had low or marginal levels for good health. Another study showed that up to 18% of 40- and 50-year-old persons had low B-12 levels. Lack of B-12 damages the nervous system resulting in loss of feeling and balance, and can also lead to dementia. The Institute of Medicine recommends that all people 50 and older take a B-12 supplement or eat vitamin B-12 fortified foods.
Be sure you get adequate B-12 to keep your nerves and brain in good health.
Reference: Nutrition Action Health Letter Jan/Feb 2006
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