A new study by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, has shown that a substantial number of adults over 50 are at risk of deficiency in vitamin B12 and folate.
News stories such as this one give the mistaken impression that it is only subgroups of the population who suffer from nutritional deficiencies. They also mislead us into thinking that, in general, people are only deficient in one or two micronutrients.
In reality, however, as Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking Cellular Medicine concept reveals, not only are micronutrient deficiencies widespread in the population, they are actually the primary cause of chronic diseases.
In short, we now know that today’s most common chronic diseases, including various forms of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and others, are the result of a long-term deficiency of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other specific micronutrients. Thus, the Cellular Medicine approach defines an optimum daily intake of these micronutrients as a basic preventative measure for maintaining health, as well as the safe and effective control of many pathological conditions.
You can find Dr. Rath’s basic Cellular Health recommendations for preventing chronic diseases on this page of our website.