Vitamin B12

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muzacgrl
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Vitamin B12
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2011-10-14 21:23:45
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Vitamin B12
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  1. Other names for Vitamin B12?
    • Cyanocobalamin
    • Cobalamin
  2. Vitamin B12 Functions?
    • part of coenzyme used in new cell synthesis
    • metabolism of energy nutrients
    • assists folate in cell division
  3. Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
    • lack of intrinsic factor will cause a person not to absorb B12
    • anemia (large cell type--megaloblastic anemia)
  4. Vitamin B12 Sources?
    animal products only
  5. Characcteristics of Vitamin B12?
    • red in color
    • found in animal sources only
    • strict vegetarians must take B12 shots
    • Intrinsic factor by stomach must be present to absorb B12

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