Title of Abstract

Vitamin B12 Deficiency and its effects

Submitting Student(s)

Nicole Weiss

Session Title

The College Experience / Health and Wellness 2

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Janet Wojcik, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Physical Education, Sport & Human Performance

Abstract

Vitamin B12 is responsible for many things. Because it serves such an important role in the human body it is important for it not to be overlooked. With vegetarian and veganism becoming more popular it may be necessary to inform them that their consumption of vitamin B12 is important so they do not develop these hazardous conditions. People with type 2 diabetes are also at risk due to the medication that they are prescribed. Some medications have been found to inhibit the absorption process of vitamin B12 which unknowingly can make someone deficient. Specifically there are multiple articles that have found diseases that develop caused by a deficiency in this vitamin. There have been recent discoveries that the deficiency has been causing skin and neurological degenerations. Although these articles state that this is a rare condition that develops over the course of years not consuming enough B12 this could potentially become a severe issue.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency and its effects

Vitamin B12 is responsible for many things. Because it serves such an important role in the human body it is important for it not to be overlooked. With vegetarian and veganism becoming more popular it may be necessary to inform them that their consumption of vitamin B12 is important so they do not develop these hazardous conditions. People with type 2 diabetes are also at risk due to the medication that they are prescribed. Some medications have been found to inhibit the absorption process of vitamin B12 which unknowingly can make someone deficient. Specifically there are multiple articles that have found diseases that develop caused by a deficiency in this vitamin. There have been recent discoveries that the deficiency has been causing skin and neurological degenerations. Although these articles state that this is a rare condition that develops over the course of years not consuming enough B12 this could potentially become a severe issue.