Tuesday, February 12, 2013

More benefits of B vitamins

B vitamins are important for many reasons and the reviewed research investigated the associations between the intake of folate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B6 and vitamin B 12 and colorectal cancer (Zschabitz S, et al. 2013). A total of 88,045 post menopausal women were participating.

The results showed that vitamin B6 and riboflavin intake from diet and supplements were associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer in post menopausal women. The association of B vitamins were particularly strong among women drinkers who were drinking alcohol infrequently.

People who drink alcohol are frequently deficient in B vitamins, that may be why the association was stronger for the women who drank alcohol, even if they did not drink that much. It is recommended that you take a B complex instead of just one or two of the B vitamins, since they all are very important.

You can read more about the many benefits of B vitamins by clicking here.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


Zschäbitz S, Cheng TY, Neuhouser ML, Zheng Y, Ray RM, Miller JW, Song X, Maneval DR, Beresford SA, Lane D, Shikany JM, Ulrich CM. B vitamin intakes and incidence of colorectal cancer: results from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Feb;97(2):332-43. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.034736. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

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