Menopause is an age-related naturally occurring phenomenon in women. Women generally attain menopause between the 40-58 years of age, during which they undergo several physiological changes that have an impact on their daily activities. The deficiency of B vitamins occurs mainly due to the dietary pattern, absorption and blood loss which may leads to health problems such as cognitive decline, osteoporosis, physical and mental imbalance. This review evaluated the published evidence on the vitamin B status and its impact in post-menopausal women. Selected data sources were searched for relevant literature (2010-2020) and included as per the set criteria using Prisma guidelines. The NIH quality questionnaire tool was used to rate the articles. Finally eleven articles were included for full length review having reports on the impact of B vitamins on bone loss, cognitive decline and physical activity. Existing evidences show that there is no association between B vitamins and bone loss. Very few studies are available which concluded association of B vitamin with cognitive decline and physical health. More studies are required to address this research gap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-646
Number of pages6
JournalBiomedicine (India)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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