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Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

Posted 16 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 – Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study suggests. "Many people may be taking vitamin B12 supplements on a regular basis, and it has been thought they would enhance function in older people," said study author Dr. Alan Dangour, of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. "Our study found no evidence of benefit for nervous system or cognitive function from 12 months of supplementation among older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency." B12 is found in fish, meat, chicken and dairy products. "We advise older people concerned about their health and [mental] function to eat a diverse and healthy diet, keep [mentally] active and when possible take regular physical activity," Dangour said in a school news release. The study was published ... Read more

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Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Anemia

Posted 18 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Anemia occurs when there are insufficient red blood cells, or they don't function properly. The American Society of Hematology says warning signs include: Feeling weak or dizzy. Having colder hands and feet. Having pale skin or a yellow tint. Feeling short of breath. Having an irregular or fast heartbeat. Hearing a whooshing sound or pounding in the ears. Having frequent chest pain or headache. Read more

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