New research reveals that a common deficiency in a specific vitamin can lead to atherosclerosis, something that is caused by high cholesterol.
Severe stress on arterial health can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. While high cholesterol is the leading cause of atherosclerosis, new research has identified another possible trigger, vitamin B12 deficiency.
And vitamin B12 deficiency appeared when a lack of essential vitamins causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly, according to the NHS, according to “Express.”
Between blurred vision and memory problems, vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to various complications.
The new study put artery damage on this list, and whether you don’t get enough vitamin B12 in your diet or have a condition that makes you more susceptible to disease, there are many factors that cause this deficiency.
While the research team warned that a lack of vitamins B12, B6 and B9 can promote atherosclerosis, and atherosclerosis is considered “a serious health hazard” due to clogging of the arteries with fatty substances called plaques.