Molybdenum deficiency

Molybdenum deficiency is extremely rare and has only been seen in people who are on long-term tube or intravenous feeding or who have molybdenum co-factor deficiency, a rare genetic inability to use molybdenum. Symptoms of deficiency include rapid heartbeat and breathing, headache, night blindness, anemia, mental disturbance, nausea and vomiting. There may also be problems with sexual function and dental caries. Low molybdenum levels may be linked to an increased allergic reaction to sulfite food additives.

Molybdenum deficiencyMarginal molybdenum deficiency has been associated with the development of cancer. In China and Japan, people living in areas where the soil is molybdenum-deficient have been found to have an increased risk of stomach and esophageal cancers. This maybe because molybdenum-deficient plants are unable to metabolize carcinogenic compounds known as nitrosamines which are thus present in high levels in food.

 

 
 
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