Riboflavin and vitamin B6 may reduce chances of colorectal cancer
B-vitamins help support colon health by regulating homocysteine
by Newsletter Editor
Doctors said that certain B vitamins may support colon health by regulating homocysteine, an inflammatory factor linked to colorectal cancer. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 88,045 postmenopausal women and followed up for an average of 14 years.
Compared to women who consumed less than 1.8 mg of riboflavin per day, women who consumed more than 3.97 mg of riboflavin per day were 20 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer. For vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, compared to those who consumed less than 1.52 mg of vitamin B6 per day, women who got more than 3.88 mg of vitamin B6 per day were 20 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer.
Reference: Am J Clin Nutr.2013 Feb;97(2):332-43