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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Vitamin B6

Today I want to share with you about Vitamin B6, this news I recieved from email and could useful for every body who needed.

Researchers at Scotland's University of Edinburgh recruited more than 2,000 subjects with colorectal cancer, and about 2,700 healthy control subjects. When vitamin consumption was assessed for each subject, researchers found that high levels of B6 intake reduced colorectal cancer risk by more than 20 percent.

In addition, the Edinburgh team conducted a meta-analysis of colorectal cancer studies in which B6 was tested. The result: High B6 intake reduced colorectal cancer risk by nearly 20 percent. In this analysis, B6 protection against colorectal cancer was slightly higher among subjects over the age of 55.

Bananas and chicken breast have particularly high levels of vitamin B6. Red meat, fish, beans, fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens are also good sources.

As for supplementing, HSI Panelist Allan Spreen, M.D., recommends 100 mg of B6 daily, along with other B vitamins, of course, and magnesium. Dr. Spreen: "B6 is definitely more effective in the company of magnesium – they work together intimately in the body."

Talk to your doctor before supplementing with magnesium or vitamin B6, especially if you have Parkinson's disease. Evidence shows that high levels of B6 may reduce potency of levodopa, a Parkinson's medication. Note also that levodopa may contribute to B6 deficiency.

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