Researchers from University of Adelaide have developed a world's first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood - a novel step towards developing a low-cost and portable deficiency test.
"Vitamin B12 deficiency causes tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, and megaloblastic anemia," the National Institutes of Health says. "Nerve problems, such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, can also ...
Any nutritional deficiency in the body can lead to a host of health diseases. Among various vitamin deficiencies, one of the most common deficiencies these days is of vitamin B 12.
Women with vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose their children to metabolic diseases such as Type-2 diabetes, a team of researchers led by one of Indian origin has warned.
Through this study, the researchers analysed the association of folate, vitamin D, lutein, vitamin B12 and zeaxanthin levels with frailty.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include loss of appetite, digestive issues, fatigue, mood swings among others.
While vegetarianism has become the talk of the talk for good reason, here's some disappointing news. According to health experts, following a pure vegetarian diet may result in Vitamin B12 deficiency which is becoming common ...