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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there any type of parasite that causes a nutrient deficiency, some type of anemia or vascular dementia?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Yes: There is a parasitic worm that lives inside pike and carp, and will lodge in the G.I. Tract and block absorption of vit b-12 causing anemia, and cognitive problems like a dementia. It is not like a stroke and is reversible if the vitamin b-12 is replaced, and the worm is dispatched.
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Last updated Jan 26, 2013


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