B12 Deficiency Associated with Acid Supression Meds

Gastric acid is necessary for absorption of vitamin B12. Researchers studied those who took proton pump inhibitors or histamine 2 receptor antagonists to reduce stomach acid for more than two years. They found a 65% increased risk of B12 deficiency when compared to nonusers. The risk increased even more when taking higher doses. The good…

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GERD Drugs Increase Risk of Hip Fractures

Risk of hip fractures increased by 35% in postmenopausal women who had taken proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) regularly for two years or more. This finding comes from the Nurse’s Health Study of almost 80,000 women with over 600,000 per years of follow-up. Longer use resulted in even higher risk. This risk seemed to be limited to…

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