Quebec study finds many seniors may have a vitamin B12 deficiency

The vitamin B12 deficiency detected in between 10 and 13 per cent of the cohort is “huge,” she said, and should not be so high since all subjects were healthy.

(CTV News) –– Many seniors may unknowingly be suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency, a new Quebec study warns.

The problem could be easily solved, however, simply by increasing the consumption of dairy products beyond what is currently officially recommended.

“We wanted to see what the association is between what people eat and the risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency. And what we found was really interesting,” said University of Sherbrooke nutrition professor Nancy Presse.

The study involved a cohort of around 1,750 healthy elderly people who were followed for four years. (…)