Clinical Study Title:
Assessment of thiamin (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2) status in an adult Mediterranean population.
|Plain English Summary:|
|This study examined the consumption of vitamin B1 and B2 among people living in the Mediterranean people. A total of 3390 people were asked to fill out a questionnaire pertaining to their dietary habits. Participants were also asked to give a small sample of blood to analyze the nutritional levels. The women were found to have poorer nutrition overall as compared to the men. Almost 5% of the population was found to be deficient for vitamin B2, and a little more than 6% were found to be deficient in vitamin B1. Almost 18% of men were receiving vitamin B2 below the daily recommended value, and almost 7.8% were below the vitamin B1 value. Almost 12% of women were deficient in vitamin B2 and almost 5% were deficient in vitamin B1. This suggests that a significant portion of the population of a Mediterranean city in Spain were found to have deficiencies in vitamins B1 and B2. A daily supplement has been found to be effective at overcoming these deficiencies.|