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Special Reports July 2011 Issue

Do You Need More Vitamin B12?

If you’re 50 or older, Uncle Sam says yes. Here’s why and how best to get it.

When the latest federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released earlier this year with the recommendation that people age 50 and older should get extra vitamin B12 through fortified foods or supplements, one expert commented, “It’s not very difficult to anticipate the sudden spate of ‘fortified with vitamin B12 as recommended in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines’ messaging that will populate the fronts of boxes and bags.” Before the hype hits the grocery stores

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