Serum Vitamin B12 Levels and Vitamin B12 Binding Capacity in Pregnant and Non-pregnant Europeans and West Indians

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5624.160 (Published 19 October 1968)
Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:160
  1. T. S. Low-Beer,
  2. C. F. McCarthy,
  3. W. I. Austad,
  4. A. Brzechwa-Ajdukiewicz,
  5. A. E. Read

    Abstract

    The vitamin B12 level and the capacity of serum to bind B12 are higher in the West Indian population living in Great Britain than in Europeans. The B12 level fell during pregnancy in both groups but remained higher in the West Indians. West Indians had higher levels of IgG.

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