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who is at risk of vitamin b12 deficiency?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Many: The classic B12 deficient people are severe alcoholics and vegan type vegetarians. Obviously, the reason for the deficiency is different in the two groups. Vegans simply don't eat enough B12 containing foods. Alcoholics are a bit more complicated than that.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Diabetics taking metformin should be monitored as well as this is a reported side effect of the medication.
Sep 29, 2012
Dr. William Shaffer
16 years experience Neurology
Auto-immune: Dr. Level answered this as well. Besides dr. Levey's answers, B12 deficiency can also have auto-immune ties.
Answered on Jul 14, 2017
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