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Tip #11: Heart Disease risk? Try Vitamin B6

Low levels of vitamin B6 may increase the risk of inflammation and metabolic conditions, and subsequently cardiovascular disease risk, says a new study.  A cross-sectional study of more than 1,200 people found that higher levels of pyridoxal-5′-phosphate (P5P), the active form of vitamin B6, were linked to lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, as well as lower levels of 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), a marker for oxidative stress.  Both of these factors are related to heart disease risk. Increased levels of CRP are a good predictor for the onset of both type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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