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More evidence that vitamin B6 reduces heart disease risk

Researchers involved in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study have found that high blood levels of Vitamin B6 protects against Heart Disease. The researchers measured levels of homocysteine and vitamin B6 in 769 people, aged from 45 to 64. Follow-up took place an average of 3.3 years later, when the researchers recorded new diagnoses of heart disease and stroke.

The results showed that the risk of heart disease was 70 per cent lower in those with the highest blood levels of vitamin B6 compared to those with the lowest levels. However, homocysteine levels were not associated with the risk of heart disease.

Circulation 1998;98:204-210