Enhanced bone metabolism in vegetarians--the role of vitamin B12 deficiency.

@article{Herrmann2009EnhancedBM,
  title={Enhanced bone metabolism in vegetarians--the role of vitamin B12 deficiency.},
  author={Wolfgang Herrmann and Rima Obeid and Heike Schorr and Ulrich Huebner and Juergen Geisel and Marga Sand-Hill and Nayyar Ali and Markus Herrmann},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 11},
  pages={
          1381-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin B12 deficiency and bone fractures are common in vegetarians. However, a direct relationship between vitamin B12 status and bone metabolism in vegetarians has not been tested sufficiently. METHODS Our study included 96 vegetarians (23 German vegans, and 54 German and 19 Indian lacto-, lacto-ovo-vegetarians) and 89 omnivores (Germans and Asian-Indian immigrants in Oman). Blood concentrations of total vitamin B12, holotranscobalamin (holoTC), 25OH-vitamin D (25(OH)D), total… CONTINUE READING

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