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Go easy on the b12 supplementing (study)

Posted by PeterMartin on February 20, 2020, at 3:12:47

New study found increased mortality among people with the highest levels of b12.

For some reason b12 pills/shots always make me depressed anyway.

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Having high levels of B12 might not be as good as it sounds. Getty
A study found that people with higher levels of vitamin B12 in their blood plasma had a death rate about twice as high as those with lower B12 levels.
The study looked at 5,571 men and women from the Netherlands over eight years.
This adds to the growing body of research warning people that vitamin supplements may not have as many benefits as they claim.
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High levels of vitamin B12 in a person's blood are associated with an increased risk of early death, according to research published last month in the journal JAMA Network Open.

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient, useful for maintaining blood and nerve health, and can be found in foods like sardines and eggs.

However, researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands analyzed 5,571 Dutch men and women with an average age of about 54 over about eight years and found that the people with the highest levels of B12 in their blood plasma were more likely to die earlier than those with the lowest levels their death rate was about twice as high.

The team was surprised to find the B12 connection held true even after controlling for other factors like age and history of cancer and heart disease.

The researchers said they weren't sure why, and while it may have something to do with the way B12 affects gut bacteria, they said that's just a guess.




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