Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vitamin B3 Reduces the Risk of Common Skin Cancers

Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers are the most common cancers.  They often result from excessive sun exposure, even years prior to their appearance.  Three million cases are diagnosed yearly.  Scalely patches called actinic keratosis (AK) can be pre-cancerous.  An Australian study has shown that we can reduce the incidence of both AK and these skin cancers by taking 500mg a day of Nicotinamide (vitamin B3).  At this dose there were no side effects.  A prescription is not required, but you do have to keep taking the vitamin to maintain the results.

Google Diona Damian of the Dermatology Division of the University of Sidney in Australia.


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