Research Update

Low Vitamin B 12 Associated with Depression in Older Adults

Topics: Depression | Folate | Supplementation | Vitamin B12

REVIEW OF: Laird E et al, Br J Nutr 2021;1–22 STUDY TYPE: Prospective cohort study Deficiencies of both vitamin B12 and folate are highly prevalent among older adults. Depending on the study, 5%–40% of adults older than 50 years have B12 deficiency. Folate deficiency ranges from 1.2% among older adults in countries that mandate folate fortific

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