Older men and women efficiently absorb vitamin B-12 from milk and fortified bread.

@article{Russell2001OlderMA,
  title={Older men and women efficiently absorb vitamin B-12 from milk and fortified bread.},
  author={Robert M. Russell and Hyun Wook Baik and Joseph John Kehayias},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={
          291-3
        }
}
Nothing is directly known about the bioavailability of vitamin B-12 from dairy products or fortified grain products. We directly studied vitamin B-12 absorption from water, milk and fortified bread in adult subjects using (58)Co-labeled vitamin B-12 and a whole body gamma-ray counter/spectrophotometer. Sixteen healthy men and women over the age of 60 y with normal serum levels of vitamin B-12 and normal basal gastric acid secretion were studied. (58)Co vitamin B-12 (0.25 microg) was… CONTINUE READING

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