Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplement can Cause Cancer in Men

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplement can Cause Cancer in Men

Many people have a stressful live style, plenty of daily activities and a hard time at work. To try and suppress the feeling of being tired many turn to vitamins and supplements. Statistics say that 50% of Americans consume dietary supplements.

Vitamin B can be dangerous for some

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, men who take high doses of vitamin B6 or B12 have 3 or 4 times more chances of getting lung cancer. It seems as if this is not the case for women. The research was performed by scientists from the Ohio State University and their findings concluded that men who take too many supplements and vitamins increase their death risk, especially if they also smoke regularly.

Researchers explain their findings

Dr. Theodore Brasky, the main researcher explains that those men who use dietary supplements, especially vitamin B6 and B12 constantly for 10 years, had a higher risk of developing cancer, particularly lung cancer. The study was performed at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. According to the data accumulates, those using supplements doubled their chances of getting lung cancer and those who took supplements and also some has three or four times more chances of developing lung cancer.

Those who enjoy taking supplements should be aware that the recommended dosage of vitamin B6 for men is of only 1, 5 mg, while for vitamin B12 is of 2, 5 mg a day. This is surprising since most bottles come with pills containing up to 5,000 micrograms per dose. It is also very easy to buy vitamin supplements in any drug store or supermarket. Also, the vitamin can be found in the different type of meats, chickpeas, cereals and this means that there is no need to spend money and buy additional vitamin bottles.

One thought on “Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplement can Cause Cancer in Men

  1. I was instructed to take B6 50mg, B12 1000mcg & folic acid by my Neuro Ophthalmologist for an optic nerve vision loss I have. I do not smoke. Am I also at risk for Cancer?


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