Serum Vitamin B12Concentrations in the General Population: A Ten-year Follow-up

Community samples of 673 subjects who had had serum vitamin B12 concentrations measured in 1958 were followed-up 10 yr later. 134 of these subjects had died; the death rates showed no consistent trend in relation to the original serum vitamin B12 concentrations

W. E. Waters; J. L. Withey; G. S. Kilpatrick; P. H. N. Wood

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • Community samples of 673 subjects who had had serum vitamin B12 concentrations measured in 1958 were followed-up 10 yr later. 134 of these subjects had died; the death rates showed no consistent trend in relation to the original serum vitamin B12 concentrations
  • Several subjects with a consistently low serum vitamin B12 concentration for 10 yr maintained an apparently satisfactory circulating haemoglobin concentration

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