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Who is at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Diabetics taking metformin should be monitored as well as this is a reported side effect of the medication.

In brief: Auto-immune

Dr. Level answered this as well.
Besides dr. Levey's answers, B12 deficiency can also have auto-immune ties.

In brief: Auto-immune

Dr. Level answered this as well.
Besides dr. Levey's answers, B12 deficiency can also have auto-immune ties.
Dr. William Shaffer
Dr. William Shaffer
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