Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Beriberi Prevention

Prevention of beriberi includes:

  • Eat foods that contain B vitamins
  • Vitamin B supplements

Foods that contain thiamine:
  • Dried peas, beans, legumes, peanuts, and peanut butter
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Meat
  • Wheat germ, whole grain bread and cereal

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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