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Vitamin B12 deficiency & folic acid deficiency anaemia

Vitamin B12 and folic acid are absorbed in the bowel with the help of chemicals made in the stomach. A lack of vitamin B12 or folic acid are possible causes of anaemia.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Reviewed June 2015.

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Eating well to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency

Page reference: 48019

Review key: HIVTB-16981