Vitamins B6 and B12 May Cause Lung Cancer

The Daily Express has warned of the dangers of taking certain B vitamins to the body. This is proven

scientific research.

Vitamins B6 and B12 help in the treatment of variousdiseases associated with vision, nervous system. For example, they fight fatigue and blurred vision. However, it can also lead to lung cancer, especially in men. One study confirmed this.

During the experiment, scientists conducted a survey amongmore than 77 thousand people. Participants were asked how often they took B vitamins. In addition, data on the dosage of these vitamins and nutrition were taken into account over the past 10 years. All subjects were then tested for health indicators six years later, focusing on the occurrence of lung cancer. It found that overall, the risk of developing this cancer increased by 30 percent in those who took vitamin B12, and by 40 percent in people who drank vitamin B6.

Moreover, in male subjects, if theytook any of these vitamins for 10 years, the risk of developing lung cancer almost doubled, and in smokers - even more (three to four times).

“For men who have taken more than 55micrograms of vitamin B12 per day, the risk of lung cancer was 98% higher compared to men who did not take B vitamins, ”added Theodore Brasky, lead author of the study, research associate and assistant professor at Ohio State University.

In addition, one of the representatives of the NationalThe National Library of Health notes that the possible negative effects of B vitamins on the body have been discussed earlier. For example, two Norwegian studies have shown that supplementation with vitamins B12 and B9 is associated with a high risk of developing malignant tumors. And the results of another study demonstrate a high likelihood of lung cancer in men taking high doses of vitamins B6, B12.

World Cancer Research Foundation for Preventiondevelopment of cancer advises to get B vitamins from food. For example, vitamins B6 and B12 are found in red meat, poultry, and fish.

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