(Vitamin B1; thiamine) Thiamine deficiency, beriberi causes, most often occurs in people who, as is common in developing countries, feed on white rice or intensively processed carbohydrates. Also alcoholics are affected. Symptoms diffuse polyneuropathy, rhythmogene heart failure and the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome apply. Thiamine is administered for diagnosis and for the treatment of the defect. Thiamine is abundant in the diet (see table: sources, functions and effects of vitamins). The vitamin…

September 3, 2018