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Aging - vitamin b12 - 33146

Vitamin B12 - 69 of 266 subjects > 70 years of age had serum B12 <300 pmol/L and serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) ≥0.37 µmol/L or serum total homocysteine (tHcy) ≥15 µmol/L. 1 mg cyanocobalamin I.M. injections initially followed by 2 mg orally normalized MMA in 13 of 15 subjects. Additional folic acid 5 mg/d normalized tHcy in all but 1. J Intern Med 1999 246 317-324 33146 1999 Summary Interview PubMed
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