The B12 Institute team members have been investing in research and education since its inception. It also invests in collaborations with scientists from all over the world. It is now time to take the next step: towards further professionalization and expansion of research.
Funds for research and information are desperately needed.
Despite the increased interest in the causes, symptoms and treatment of B12 deficiency in the Netherlands, there is still a gap in clinical research and information provision. Patients would benefit greatly from expanding and deepening the research.
Some of the many points of interest
- The discrepancy between the protocols and viewpoints of medical professionals and the experiences of patients concerning the diagnosis and treatment of B12 deficiency.
- What are adequate B12 normal values for adults, children and pregnant women?
- What is the best treatment for B12 deficiency?
Adequate information provision is a prerequisite. Our presentations on diagnostics and treatment of B12 deficiency are the first step towards better information sharing with other doctors, and thus towards a better treatment of the disease.