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Serum concentrations of vitamin B12 and folate in British male omnivores, vegetarians and vegans: results from a cross-sectional analysis of the EPIC-Oxford cohort study

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Background/Objectives: Vegans, and to a lesser extent vegetarians, have low average circulating concentrations of vitamin B12; however, the relation between factors such as age or time on these diets and vitamin B12 concentrations is not clear. The objectives of this study were to investigate differences in serum vitamin B12 and folate concentrations between omnivores, vegetarians and vegans and to ascertain whether vitamin B12 concentrations differed by age and time on the diet. Subjects/Met...

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10.1038/ejcn.2010.142

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of
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University of Oxford
Research group:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of
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King's College London
Department:
Nutritional Sciences Research Division
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King's College London
Department:
Nutritional Sciences Research Division
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of
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Publisher:
Macmillan Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition Journal website
Volume:
64
Pages:
933-939
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1476-5640
ISSN:
0954-3007
URN:
uuid:7e71c867-38aa-4d2f-b26c-cbc5f4cb0019
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ora:5248
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English
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