Vitamin B12, the gastrointestinal system and aging

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Abstract

Vitamin B12 deficiency appears to be an under recognized problem in the geriatric age group. A complex pathway pertinent to the gastrointestinal system is the basis for absorption of the micronutrient; numerous etiological factors are recognized to cause malabsorption of the vitamin. A discussion emphasizing the physiological alterations and pathological states involving the gastrointestinal tract that result in cobalamin deficiency follows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-40
Number of pages14
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume25
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Micronutrients
Vitamin B 12
Vitamins
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Vitamin B12, the gastrointestinal system and aging. / Pitchumoni, Suresh; Dharmarajan, Thiruvinvamalai S.

In: Practical Gastroenterology, Vol. 25, No. 12, 2001, p. 27-40.

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