Increased Levels of Vitamin B6 Linked To DNA Protection


Mae Chan
Prevent Disease
July 2, 2013

Increased intake of vitamin B6 has been linked to reductions is cancer risk and artery disease risk, but new research from Japan suggests it is also associated with DNA protection.

Data from 500 men and women revealed that increased vitamin B6 levels, but not folate, were associated with lower levels of 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), a marker for oxidative stress, but the association was only valid for men.

“The present finding adds to evidence to support a protective role of vitamin B6 against oxidative DNA damage,” wrote researchers from the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo and Kyushu University.

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