Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding vitamin B12 during pregnancy?

Vitamin B12 is easily obtained by consuming animal food sources.

The RDA for Vitamin B12 doubles during pregnancy.

Vegan women are at risk for developing a vitamin B12 deficiency during this time.

Vitamin B12 absorption is very efficient during pregnancy.

2 Answers

  • Vegan women are at risk for developing a vitamin B12 deficiency during this time.

  • Edit, sorry, I forgot you asked for which one was FALSE. In that case, it is the one about RDA being double, really the RDA just goes up a little for pregnant ladies.

    http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitaminb12/

    For those who are vegan, they are at risk of B12 deficiency.

    Here is a list of vegan sources for vitamin B12. All of it has to come from supplements or fortified foods. (With the exception of yeast extract spreads like marmite)

    http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vegan-f...

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