Vitamin B2 - Definition

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Vitamin B2, also called riboflavin or lactoflavin, is a substance required by the body and present in small quantities. This vitamin is not stored in the body, and thus must be supplied by the diet. Vitamin B2 is involved in reactions that break down food, allowing for the liberation of energy into the body. The different foods that contain this vitamin include some types of cereal, meat, and liver.