A new study out of Harvard Medical School suggests that B6 may reduce the risk of colon cancer by 50%.* The study, recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, evaluated the blood levels of pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP), the active form of B6. The researchers evaluated the link between blood PLP levels and risk of colorectal cancer amongst 14,916 men. Jung Eun Lee, head researcher from Brigham, reported [...]
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Age related macular degeneration and cognitive impairment may share similar complex development and risk factors, according to Michelle L. Baker, M.D., of the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The study, aimed at describing the association of cognitive function and dementia with early AMD of older individuals, assessed 2,088 individuals ages 69 to 97.* Participants underwent cognitive testing, retinal photography for the detection of AMD and an extensive assessment of artery [...]
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Findings in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest vitamin B supplements were associated with a 41% reduction in the risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).* The researchers, led by William Christen from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, preformed a double-blind clinical trial involving 5,442 women age 40 and older. Over the course of 7.3 years the women were randomly assigned to take a placebo or [...]
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According to an article published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, arthritis tops the list of most common causes of disability. The number of people who report arthritis as the primary cause of disability has increased by one million since 1999.* According to the Arthritis Foundation the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40% by the year 2030. In addition, the [...]
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