Then this morning i was browsing through the online news server and i read this article by the BBC, here are some extracts.
BBC wrote:"The syndrome - Wernicke encephalopathy - affects the nervous system and brain, and can lead to confusion and the inability to co-ordinate movement.
The study, published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, says the syndrome is caused by a lack of vitamin B1, or thiamine.
Study author Sonal Singh, of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, urged those who had undergone weight loss surgery to take their prescribed vitamin supplements and be alert for symptoms such as vomiting, confusion, visual changes and lack of co-ordination
The syndrome was found to occur within one to three months of weight loss surgery"
Now they do specify weight loss surgery because the study was done on people who had undergone the procedure, but the surgery itself isn't the cause its the dramatic weight loss and diet afterwards.
Ive been eating the smallest portions i can and cycling heaps 380klm/week average and have lost approx 27kg since Xmas so i thought it worthy to post this snippet of info for folks who are out there cycling with similar goals in mind.
If you are like me cycling for weight loss, you may need to consider a good vitamin supplement.