A new report has found that vitamin C could reduce the risk of developing cancer and heart disease.
The findings, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, were based on a meta-analysis of studies of over 20,000 people, which included data from over 300,000 deaths.
The analysis found that people with high levels of vitamin C had a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, and also had a lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke, which is a type of heart attack.
It is not clear why vitamin C might help prevent cancer.
The new research also looked at the effects of vitamin K1, which contains vitamin K3, on cancer and the risk for other types of cancer.
“The main idea is that high vitamin K levels are associated with a lower likelihood of developing colorecellular carcinoma, and lower incidence of other types that can lead to cancer, including lung cancer,” said lead researcher Dr. David Pang.
“Vitamin K3 has been shown to have antioxidant and anticancer effects, but not cancer prevention.
It has been hypothesized that vitamin A may play an important role in vitamin K4-dependent mechanisms of vitamin B12-dependent cancer prevention.”
Dr. Pang is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Sydney.
The team was able to examine a number of factors including age, ethnicity, physical activity, and food intake, and their results were surprising.
“We found that there was a clear association between the type of vitamin supplements you consumed and your risk of cancer, as well as whether you were a smoker or not,” Dr. Panger said.
“People who were taking vitamin K supplements had a significantly lower risk for lung cancer, which we previously had not seen.
People who were not taking supplements had lower lung cancer risk, but that effect was not statistically significant.”
There were also several other associations between vitamin K supplementation and cancer, such as the risk reduction in lung cancer and death from other types.
“A small but significant association was found between vitamin B6 and colorerectal cancer risk.
Vitamin B6 has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, but there were no studies in this group.
We were surprised to find a strong relationship between vitamin A and colometrectal and lung cancer.”
Dr Panger added that vitamin B9 is often associated with cancer, especially colon cancer.
“Vitamin B9 has been known to help fight cancer, so it could explain this finding,” he said.
The study looked at people who were followed for over 20 years, and was published in Clinical Nutrition.
It looked at data from the US National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database.
The data was analyzed using a computer algorithm, which calculates the number of deaths due to various causes and their corresponding probabilities, using a variety of statistical techniques.
It was also analyzed using information from cancer registries.
In addition to vitamin K, vitamin C and other compounds found in foods were also investigated.
Dr Panger stressed that these results should not be used as a definitive indicator of vitamin A’s health benefits, but instead as a starting point for further research.
“Our results do not show that the health benefits of vitamin E or vitamin K are directly linked to the vitamin content of foods, but they do show that higher levels of both are associated for the risk that we can reduce the cancer risk,” he explained.
“While we cannot say for certain that there is a causal relationship between a higher vitamin C content and cancer prevention, it is clear that a higher consumption of vitamin-containing foods and supplements may be protective against cancers.”
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