- August 31st, 2012
A new epidemiological study showed that low levels of vitamin B12 are linked to the increased risk of depression. While the findings are a connection, the study did not show that increased levels of the vitamin would reduce the likelihood of depression.
- July 1st, 2011
- February 1st, 2008
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a growing health problem, caused in whole or in part by vegetarian diets, antacids, diabetes medications, alcoholism, iron deficiency, aging, and digestive disorders (such as malabsorption, Crohn’s disease, and celiac disease).I’ve been a vegan for nearly 25 years and was recently diagnosed with low vitamin B12 levels. I’m being treated with B12 shots, but how can I prevent getting deficient again?By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD