Epidemiologists in Germany ran a long term study and found that a large majority of elderly patients (age 65 and up). The biggest defiecencies were in vitamin D hitting around 52% of the patients. B12 was up there with 27% and 12% for iron. This has long term effects on these patients and goes into their needs as they grow older to get the right nutrients. This may also be a general health concern for the government to make sure their needs are met.
- This study examined about 1000 elderly (age 65+) in the Auguberg region of Germany.
- In addition to Vitamin D, they found that almost a quarter of the people had suboptimal B12 levels.
- They also found that 11% and 9% of the participants had lowered iron & folate levels, respectively.
“One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood.”
Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171215111605.htm