Vitamin B1, B2, B6 deficiency and cancer

Vitamin B1, B2, B6 deficiency and cancer

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It is generally known that healthy individuals seldom suffer of vitamin B1, B2, B6 deficiency. However, studies show that those exposed to chemotherapies, steroids (which are often used as anti-sickness drugs) and malnutrition, can develop vitamin B1, B2, and B6 deficiency. The lack of these vitamins can cause serious complications, such as:

  • Decreased immunity
  • Fatty liver
  • Difficulties to digest meat and other proteins
  • Difficulties to digest carbohydrates
  • Difficulties to digest fat
  • Neuropathy
  • Balance problems
  • Personality changes
  • Difficulties with hair and nail growth and quality
  • In addition B2 is needed to help the body change vitamin B6 and folate (vitamin B9) into forms it can use
  • B2 is also important for body growth and red blood cell production

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