90 percent of our nation’s nursing homes have too few workers to take proper care of patients
- Dept of Health and Human Services, 2002
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Vitamin B-12 as Protection for the Aging Brain
B12 vitamin deficiency as a cause of cognitive issues is more common than is known. The ability to absorb B12 naturally present in foods depends on the presence of adequate stomach acid. Between 10 percent and 30 percent of people older than 50 produce too little stomach acid to release B12 from foods. Insufficient absorption of B12 from foods may even be common among adults aged 26 to 49.