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Vitamin B complex: B group vitamins and their role in the body

Zubeyde Bayram-Weston Orcid Logo, John Knight, Maria Andrade Sienz

Nursing Times, Volume: 120, Issue: 3, Pages: 42 - 47

Swansea University Authors: Zubeyde Bayram-Weston Orcid Logo, John Knight, Maria Andrade Sienz

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Vitamin B complex plays a vital role in cellular metabolism and is discussed in this second article in a series on vitamins and minerals. A deficiency in B group vitamins can hamper efficient energy production in cells, leading to adverse health effects. Deficiency of vitamin B1, common in people wi...

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Published in: Nursing Times
Published: Nursing Times 2024
Online Access: https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/nutrition-and-hydration/vitamin-b-complex-b-group-vitamins-and-their-role-in-the-body-26-02-2024/
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa65701
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Abstract: Vitamin B complex plays a vital role in cellular metabolism and is discussed in this second article in a series on vitamins and minerals. A deficiency in B group vitamins can hamper efficient energy production in cells, leading to adverse health effects. Deficiency of vitamin B1, common in people with alcohol use disorder or AIDS, can cause beriberi, which affects the nervous system and heart. Vitamin B3 deficiency leads to pellagra, characterised by dermatitis, diarrhoea, depression and dementia. Deficiencies in vitamins B9 (folate) and B12 can lead to anaemia and neurological issues.
Item Description: https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/nutrition-and-hydration/vitamin-b-complex-b-group-vitamins-and-their-role-in-the-body-26-02-2024/
Keywords: Vitamin B complex
College: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Issue: 3
Start Page: 42
End Page: 47