JAMA Reports that Vitamin B6 May Reduce Lung Cancer. Will the FDA Turn Natural B6 into a Drug?

August 10, 2010
Category: Uncategorized

logo.225x76In stark contrast to Consumer Reports Health’s profoundly negative view of supplements comes a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reporting that high levels of vitamin B6 may reduce lung cancer risk.

JAMA represents the heart of the medical establishment and has heretofore been the source of many poorly designed studies critical of supplements. But this study was different.
According to the Science News article on the JAMA study, “People with vitamin B6 levels ranking in the top one-fourth of all the samples taken had less than half the risk of lung cancer as those with the lowest vitamin B6. A similar comparison found that people with high levels of methionine seemed to have almost half the cancer risk of people with low levels. High folate levels seemed to give less protection. But having stellar levels of all three compounds lowered a person’s risk of lung cancer by a full two-thirds, the scientists calculated, after accounting for whether they were a smoker, former smoker, or a never-smoker. The findings may indicate that long-term exposure to the vitamins is the key, says Graham Colditz, a physician and epidemiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.”
This is especially fascinating when you consider that the JAMA study was based on medical data from 380,000 Europeans. So here is European data confounding the work of the European authorities, who are trying to put absurdly low limits on vitamin and supplement levels.
And don’t forget that the FDA has already turned one natural form of vitamin B6 into a prescription drug (because a drug company wanted it) and may do the same to the most important natural form of B6. This remaining natural form of B6, called P5P, is the only form that your body can directly use to keep you alive and to prevent both heart disease and cancer. Other forms must be converted into P5P and not everyone does it efficiently. If you have not already sent a message to the FDA protesting the possible conversion of P5P into a drug at the behest of a drug company, please do so now.

Also Featured in the August 10, 2010 Newsletter:
Raw Organic Almonds Score its First Major Victory
Biased and One-Sided Consumer Reports Article Attacks Supplements

13 responses to “JAMA Reports that Vitamin B6 May Reduce Lung Cancer. Will the FDA Turn Natural B6 into a Drug?”

  1. Charles Hill says:

    Gentlemen, we must have access to this natural form of Vitamin B-6. To monopolize and effectively keep it unavailable would do grievous harm where there should be none.

    • Paul Ryan says:

      The FDA is largely controlled by major drug and chemical manufacturers. We need our government to work for the people instead of big business. We need to reform the campaign finance laws to elect candidates who want to work for the people.

  2. Mary E, Johnson says:

    DON’T DO THIS. Drug companies have NO RIGHT to take away natural substances that belong to us all. Raised with a grandmother who knew all the natural cures, I never went to a doctor, except for a required smallpox vaccination, until I was grown. At 81 I am still healthy and I take supplements every day from a very reputable source. Don’t tell me what I can take and can’t
    take. And stop enriching the drug companies while robbing us all.

  3. Suzanne says:

    The FDA tries to ruin anything natural by making it into a drug. We would be better off without the FDA.

  4. Shirley Hoines says:

    Please leave the vitamins alone. You are only helping the drug companies. They will process it anyway they can for a profit. Don’t let them have their way all the time, it is not the best for the people.

  5. Martie says:

    The pharmaceutical companies must leave us alone! We are intelligent people who do not need the FDA interfering with people who are educated and know how to take care of ourselves.
    I am especially concerned about Vitamin B6/P5P as I understand FDA is wanting to consider this a DRUG. I do not use drugs and have been using P5P for several years.
    Stay out of our health system please.

  6. Sue Moxley says:

    How many billions will be spent on Obama’s health care each year? And the FDA wants to turn every suppliment into the property of drug companies that will alther those suppliments to ensure the later need for drugs to “counter-act” the damage done by altered nutrients. I’m wondering if there isn’t somewhere a trail that will follow the money from big pharm to the FDA

  7. Sue Moxley says:

    How many billions will be spent on Obama’s health care each year? And the FDA wants to turn every suppliment into the property of drug companies that will alther those suppliments to ensure the later need for drugs to “counter-act” the damage done by altered nutrients. I’m wondering if there isn’t somewhere a trail that will follow the money from big pharm to the FDA

  8. todd tragar says:

    welcome to the codex pay as you die paradigm. It’s a world that know one can go through without catching some sort of illness or condition which then can only be treated by things that either keep you on a Evan keel for while or make you worse over time through the side effects. Their hope is that you check out before you can collect Social Security and pay them for the drugs they give you as you’re on your way out. It’s about population control and money and just regular old control control. Does that sound a little conspiratorial? In the face of all the scientific studies through the years of all the good that a lot of supplements can do,they keep trying like hell to stop this information. What is a person to think in the face of this?

  9. Michelle Pope says:

    Please don’t take away people’s access to natural vitamin B6, P5P. This vitamin is so helpful to many people and not everyone can afford doctor’s visits and prescription prices.

  10. Karen says:

    The article mentions Consumer Reports. I will have to say Consumer reports is not reliable. I purchased a vacumn cleaner based on their recommendations and it was absolutely useless. Won’t ever again belive anything they say.

  11. EddieW says:

    Federal DEATH Administration (FDA) is wanting us to become much sicker, it helps big oharma to make more billions!! Even now they care nothing for our health, and don’e even pretend to be protecting the public!! Look at Avandia, over 13,000 deaths, over 100,000 heart attacks and strokes…the FDA says, “Put a stronger warning label on the box and have a good day”!!!

  12. Craig Guenther says:

    Our Creator gave all living things the substances needed to stay alive, happy, and healthy. I don’t recall that He made it a requirement that only vendors can parcel out life-giving nutrients upon payment to them. But, I guess, Big Pharma, the FDA and others must be getting their agenda from a much higher source. We must use our brains that we have been endowed with in a collective manner to fight off this evil. God and nature do not belong to them.
    Craig

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