• A comparison of complementary measures of vitamin B6 status, function, and metabolism in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study

    5 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundVitamin B6 insufficiency has been linked to increased risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. The circulating concentration of pyridoxal 5′-phosphate is a commonly used measure of vitamin B6 status. Ratios of substrates indicating PLP coenzymatic function and metabolism may be useful complementary measures to further explore the role of vitamin B6 in health.ObjectivesWe explored the sensitivity of 5 outcomes, namely PLP concentration, homocysteine:cysteine , cystathionine:cysteine , the 3´-hydroxykynurenine ratio , and the 4-pyridoxic acid ratio to vitamin B6 intake as...
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  • Stress incontinence surgery does not increased risk of pelvic cancers

    5 days ago - By News Medical

    Women undergoing surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence are not at increased risk of developing pelvic cancers, according to a large-scale, population-based study in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association.
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