Vitamin B12

The incidence of vitamin B12 deficiency in chronic alcoholism is undefined, since serum levels are often normal or increased due to the presence of B12 analogs in alcoholic liver disease. Nevertheless, the intestinal absorption of vitamin B12 is decreased in chronic alcoholics due to defective uptake at the ileum. Presumed low levels of vitamin B12 in the liver may contribute to abnormal hepatic methio-nine metabolism with elevated serum homocysteine, since this vitamin is a cofactor for methionine synthase.

Alcohol No More

Alcohol No More

Do you love a drink from time to time? A lot of us do, often when socializing with acquaintances and loved ones. Drinking may be beneficial or harmful, depending upon your age and health status, and, naturally, how much you drink.

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