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Save a Brain, Ask for Thiamine

Your friend calls you sounding weak and confused. Out of concern, you stop over to find she barely recognizes you. You take her to the hospital, where doctors proceed to run tests and realize – as EMS is helping her into the ambulance – she seems to have trouble coordinating her steps. What could have possibly happened to your friend?

We often think of a nutritional deficiency as something that happens only in dire situations, like visible starvation. However, in the case of thiamine deficiency, the person may appear healthy, but be starving for this particular nutrient. It can be persuasively argued that for most of the 35 million patients admitted to U.S. hospitals annually, thiamine…

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