Vitamin B6 improves rheumatoid arthritis
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system mistakenly attacks joint membranes, causing chronic inflammation, swelling, redness and pain.

Doctors said that previous studies showed people with RA are low in vitamin B6. In a new study, 35 people with RA took 5 mg of folic acid with or without 100 mg of vitamin B6 per day, without taking any other supplements. Three in four were also taking a standard RA drug treatment.

After 12 weeks, while there was no change for the folic-acid-only group, levels of two inflammatory protein molecules were much lower in the vitamin B6 group.

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