Vitamin B-6 may be a way to prevent certain cancers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/15/10

Vitamin B-6 may be a way to prevent certain cancers

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new study suggests vitamin B-6 could play a large role in preventing lung cancer. 

A European study of nearly 400,000 adults found having above average blood levels of vitamin B-6 and an amino acid called methionine, reduced the risk for lung cancer by 50% even among smokers or people who used to smoke.  Vitamin B-6 is available in supplement form or it is found in fortified cereal, beans and meat. This study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and was conducted at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France.

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