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(OMNS, October 21, 2008) A study of almost 5,000 persons has shown that consuming more vitamin B6 means less colon cancer. (1) The researchers described the connection as "moderately strong." Any nutrient that has a "moderately strong" influence on reducing colon cancer risk is very important indeed. Almost 150,000 Americans are annually diagnosed with colon cancer; nearly 55,000 die every single year. Other authors, reviewing previous studies, have said the same thing: B6 substantially reduces colon cancer risk. (2,3)
Many of us are not getting nearly enough B6 from our diets. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (May, 2008) published a study of nearly 8,000 people showing that B6 inadequacy is common throughout the United States. "Across the study population," the authors said, "we noticed participants with inadequate vitamin B6 status even though they reported consuming more than the Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin B6, which is less than 2 milligrams per day." Three out of four women using oral contraceptives are vitamin B6 deficient, unless they also take vitamin B6 supplements. Smokers and the elderly are also especially likely to be at risk. Remarkably, even among people who take B6 supplements, one in ten is still B6 deficient. (4) Read on