Vitamin B1 Thiamine Deficiency

Thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP) is an important cofactor of the enzyme transketolase, which is involved in glucose metabolism. Deficiency develops in various clinical settings: malnutrition, malabsorption syndromes, chronic gastritis, gastrointestinal malignancies, persistent vomiting, and prolonged intravenous feeding without vitamin supplement. Alcoholics are at particular risk for the disease because of malnutrition; moreover, alcohol interferes with the metabolism, absorption, and storage of thiamine.

Alcohol No More

Alcohol No More

Do you love a drink from time to time? A lot of us do, often when socializing with acquaintances and loved ones. Drinking may be beneficial or harmful, depending upon your age and health status, and, naturally, how much you drink.

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