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Getting enough vitamin B6 will make you live longer
If there is an adequate amount of vitamin B6 circulating in your body, you may live longer than if this amount is small. This is what Chinese epidemiologists conclude on the basis of data collected in USA.
The researchers also collected a variety of other data about the study participants using questionnaires.
The researchers classified the study participants with 30 nanomoles of pyridoxal-5-phosphate [PLP] per liter of blood or more as vitamin B6 sufficient. PLP is the active form of vitamin B6. 70.6 percent of the study participants were in this category.
Vitamin B6 is mainly attached to proteins in the diet. If you eat protein-rich products, you also get vitamin B6. Chicken is an excellent source. An ounce of chicken contains more than 4 milligrams of vitamin B6. According to European guidelines, adults need anywhere from 1.5 to 1.9 milligrams of vitamin B6 per day. Some scientists consider these recommendations to be sub-optimal, but we'll talk about that another time.
In the body, vitamin B6 is involved in almost all major reactions where cells cut and paste with amino acids. Whether it's the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, amino acids, vitamins or heme, vitamin B6 plays a significant role.
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"These findings suggest that maintaining a sufficient level of serum vitamin B6 may lower the all-cause mortality risk in the general population."