High Levels of Vitamin B12 May Boost Cancer Risk, Aarhus University Hospital Study

Published: Nov 19, 2013

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Vitamin B12, which is commonly found in a variety of foods, including fish, meat, eggs, and dairy products, is essential for maintaining the health of the body's nerve and blood cells — it also helps make DNA. Now, researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of this necessary vitamin may indicate a person is at risk of developing certain cancers. Their study appears today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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