Vitamin B6 improves omega-3 levels

Doctors know that severe vitamin B6 deficiency can harm lipid balance, and wanted to test moderately low vitamin B6 levels.

In the study, 23 healthy adults ate a two-day diet with adequate vitamin B6, and then ate a vitamin B6-restricted diet. After 28 days, circulating vitamin B6 levels had dropped by more than half.

While cholesterol levels did not change, concentrations of EPA and DHA decreased and the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 increased, changes which doctors said may raise chances of cardiovascular disease when vitamin B6 is moderately low.

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