Thursday, 11 October 2007

Colorectal Cancer meets its match in vitamin B6

Filed under:

The Journal of Nutrition released a study suggesting that vitamin B6 may help protect men against colorectal cancer.

Reviewing the dietary intake of over 81,000 Japanese adults, researchers found that men with the highest level of vitamin B6 had a 31-percent lower risk of developing colorectal cancer than men with the lowest intake of this B vitamin. The researchers also discovered that drinking more than 5 ounces of alcohol per week doubled the risk of this type of cancer in men with lower B6 consumption levels.

Vitamin B6 is found in chicken, liver, legumes, whole grains, pork, and nuts. Are you sure you're getting enough?

No comments: