Thiamin

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Thiamin is also known as Vitamin B1. It is very helpful in our bodies and in energy metabolism and in the growth, development, and function of cells. Although most people in the United States consume the recommended amounts of Thiamin, Thiamin deficiency can cause weight loss and anorexia, confusion, short-term memory loss, and other mental signs and symptoms; muscle weakness; and cardiovascular symptoms. The most common effect of Thiamin deficiency is beriberi, which is characterized mainly by peripheral neuropathy and wasting. People with this condition have impaired sensory, motor, and reflex functions. In rare cases, beriberi causes congestive heart failure that leads to edema in the lower limbs and, occasionally, death

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