Age groups

Pregnancy vitamin B12 and folic acid
Children and vitamin B12
Adults and vitamin B12
Vegans and vegetarians

For how many people does this new information about vitamin B12 have implications?

Actual estimates, partly based on research in the US and the UK, say that at least 10% to 25% of all people might have this untreated chronic illness caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency. In the Netherlands, this would be between 1.6 and 4 million people. From the book ‘Could it be B12? "We are talking about an epidemic of a cruel disorder that is almost always overlooked, with often disastrous consequences for millions of patients".

It is estimated that this disease occurs in at least 20% of all people over sixty and about 60% of all geriatric patients (elderly in special homes that need extra care). In 2 to 5% of all children (this means tens of thousands of children!!), there is a serious suspicion of a vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Experience expert Contact: Lavinia Bijl