B6 and Lung Cancer: Vitamin lowers risk by 60%

By Alan Ng - Jun 17, 2010

We have some good news for those of you who regularly take vitamins as part of a heathly diet, as it has been claimed that Vitamin B6 can lower the risk of developing lung cancer by as much as 60%.

As reported from CBSNews, a study has been performed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and concluded that people with Vitamin B6 inside their blood, are less likely to get cancer.

This is good news for smokers of course, and seemingly solves the riddle why some smokers get lung cancer and others do not. Could a Vitamin B6 tablet really make that much difference to someones health?

However, scientists at the IARC warned that simply taking Vitamin B6 may not help your health condition long term.

What are your thoughts on this? Do any of you take Vitamin B6 at the moment?

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  • Carol McB

    Yes, I've supplemented with B6 for over 30 years, sometimes taking only what is already included in my B-Complex vitamin; but at other specific times, taking an additional 50-100mgs of B6. For example, when pregnant. ALL pregnant women need to increase their B6 intake. It is a marvelous anti-edema, anti-seizure, anti-MORNING SICKNESS remedy.

    I also experience that B6 supplementation helps with neurotransmitter function and mood stabilization.

    There is much more about B6 that can be researched by anyone interested!

    The anti-seizure effect of sufficient B6 is documented in the literature. This news about its protective action against lung cancer is wonderful!

    One word of caution: no one should "self-medicate" with B6 and take large doses. At high amounts (over 500 mgs), it can cause temporary sensory nerve damage.