What can increase your need for vitamin B2 (riboflavin)?

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The elderly, people of lower socioeconomic status, and those with one of a number of illnesses are at increased risk for low riboflavin levels. These illnesses include: infection, fever, diarrhea, intestinal and liver disease, alcoholism, burns, cancer, overactive thyroid, injury, stress and a surgically removed stomach. If you have any of these conditions, your doctor might recommend additional riboflavin. You should also talk to your doctor about your riboflavin needs if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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