Influence of lifestyle on vitamin bioavailability.

@article{Berg2002InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of lifestyle on vitamin bioavailability.},
  author={Henk van den Berg and Martijn S van der Gaag and Henk Hendriks},
  journal={International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={
          53-9
        }
}
In this review the effects of lifestyle factors, especially alcohol consumption, on vitamin bioavailability are summarized and discussed. Alcohol effects are clearly dose-dependent. Excessive chronic alcohol intake is generally associated with vitamin deficiency (especially folate, thiamine, and vitamin B6) due to malnutrition, malabsorption, and ethanol toxicity. Effects of moderate alcohol use are mainly explained by a lower vitamin intake. In the case of vitamin A and beta-carotene, effects… CONTINUE READING

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