τοξίνες παιδί toxicity

Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

Chemical toxins have tremendous impact on the developing nervous system of the child, according to a recent study (3/2014), published in the medical journal Lancet Neurology. Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence.

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Vitamin B12 and the elderly

Vitamin B12 deficiency, which affects 10-15% of adults over the age of 60, is frequently associated with neurological manifestations. Compared to younger individuals, this vitamin deficiency is more common in older adults because of the higher prevalence of food-bound vitamin B12 malabsorption (atrophic gastritis) and the higher incidence of the autoimmune condition, pernicious anemia. Hematological changes, including elevated blood levels of homocysteine and methylmalonic acid, are diagnostic of vitamin B12 deficiency. However, approximately 25% of cases include neurological symptoms as the only clinical indicator of vitamin B12 deficiency. Such neurologic symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include numbness and tingling of the extremities, especially the legs; difficulty walking; concentration problems; memory[…]

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