Vitamin B12 could detoxify pollutants

Looking at how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants, researchers have discovered that vitamin B12 could be the key to combating pollution.

Ocean microbes a global source of key vitamin B12
Ocean microbes a global source of key vitamin B12

A group of micro-organisms may be responsible for much of the world's vitamin B12 production in the oceans, with implications for the global carbon cycle and climate change, says a study.

Stomach acid drugs may increase vitamin deficiency risk

Popular drugs that are used to control stomach acid may increase the risk of a serious vitamin deficiency, suggests a new study.

Vitamin B supplements may cut risk of strokes

A new study has suggested that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke.

New metabolic disease discovered

Scientists have discovered a rare new disease related to an inability to process Vitamin B12.

Lack of nutrients in diet ups depression risk

Following a diet lacking in folate and vitamin B12 increases the risk of melancholic depressive symptoms, according to a study.

Taking folic acid, vitamin B12 prevents birth defects

Mothers-to-be have been advised to take vitamin B12 to prevent their children developing birth defects such as spina bifida.

Vitamin B12 may boost hepatitis C treatment

Adding vitamin B12 to standard hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment significantly boosts the body`s ability to keep the virus at bay, a new pilot study suggests.

Vitamin turns into `gymnast’ inside our body

Scientists have captured first full image of vitamin B12 – which forms a part of our nutritious diet like all other vitamins and minerals - in action.

B vitamins may modestly boost memory: Study

Older adults who took vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements for two years had greater improvements on short- and long-term memory tests than adults who did not take the vitamins, according to an Australian study.

Vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer`s

Vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of Alzheimer`s disease, shows a new study.

Vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer`s

Vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of Alzheimer`s disease, shows a new study.