Vitamin B12: facts and controversial issues!

Vitamin B12 has been crystallized in 1948, but after almost a century, in spite of tremendous progress, not all its relevant chemical properties and physiological roles are understood. At the beginning has been identified that a deficiency of vitamin B12 induces several disorders e.g. a fatal anemia and severe neuropathy. Subsequently, has been investigated the successful or unsuccessful involvement of vitamin B12 in many areas of medical sciences. In this paper we will review the main old and new therapeutic applications of vitamin B12, even those with no scientific basis.

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Elena Mutti
Elena Mutti, PhD in Experimental Pathology and Neurotaphology, is postdoctoral research assistant in Neuropathology at the University of Milan (Italy)

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