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Marilee J. Layman

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07:17 pm: Milk of Medicine
A study showing that people are less likely to get Alzheimer's if they have enough B12 points out that two glasses of milk a day is enough. If that's all it takes, then I'm really protected. I've been drinking milk every day since I was a baby. I did have those few years where my protein limit was low enough that I only had one glass a day, but I'm back to two now.

Nothing much exciting here, except that we might have an inch of sleet by morning and then snow on Sunday. Good thing I don't have to go anywhere next week.



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Date:March 1st, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Most multivitamins contain a bunch of B vitamins, and they're in a lot of fortified foods (breakfast cereals, those meal replacement bar thingees, some kinds of soymilk.) The weird thing about B12 is that some people have trouble absorbing it through the digestive tract. So a person who absorbs it easily can get enough with 2 cups of milk (or fortified soymilk), or a multivitamin. But a person who doesn't absorb it as easily might need to swallow 10x as much in order to absorb the same amount; thus the injected supplements.
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Date:March 1st, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Didnt' know that. Thanks.
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