21 December 2018

Milk and cheese are a limited source of vitamin B12

In addition to meat and fish, dairy products like milk and cheese contribute to vitamin B12 intake. However, dairy products do not contain enough vitamin B12 to prevent deficiency in people who do not eat meat or fish. These were the results of a study by Maastricht University among 1,266 pregnant women. Pregnant women and children are particularly susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 supplementation is therefore recommended for people who limit their intake of animal products. The results of the study were recently published in the Journal of Nutrition.