High Doses of Vitamin B Linked to Lung Cancer Risk
Vitamin B is very popular in current society, since it is purported to help worn out, weary health conscious individuals with energy when taken in the form of B6 and B12. Users of the vitamins may buy into the adage that one cannot get too much of a good thing, but this has been found to not be the case in studies by researchers. A link has been found in men taking vitamins B6 and B12, long-term and in large doses, with higher risk of lung cancer. Males who smoke, and take the large doses of vitamin B6 or B12 for at least 10 years were found to possibly have an even higher risk of lung cancer. The research found the dose to be more than 20 mg of B6 or 55 micrograms of B12 per day for 10 years. The male smokers taking B6 may have 3 times the risk and male smokers taking B12 may have 4 times the risk.
Subjects of the big study for this research included 77,000 patients who were ages 50 to 76 and studied over 10 years. Researchers are concerned and state that this possible risk should definitely be studied further for more definitive results. As a vitamin consumer, it would be recommended to check labels and take doses from the labels, or in accordance with the guidelines of the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance.
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