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Articles September 2010 Issue

Lung Cancer Odds Lower with Higher Vitamin B6

Higher levels of vitamin B6 and a common amino acid called methionine may reduce your risk of lung cancer, the world’s most common cause of cancer death— whether or not you’ve ever smoked. A study involving nearly 400,000 participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) reports that higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and methionine, found in most proteins as well as nuts and seeds, were associated with reduced rates of lung cancer regardless of smoking status.

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