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 Nicotinamide Vitamin B3 Lowers Risk 23%
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dan

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Posted - 05/15/2015 :  22:04:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A new study result shows nicotinamide (also known as niacinamide) taken twice a day lowers skin cancer risk by 23%. Effects were noticed within 3 months. Nicotinamide is related to another form of Vitamin B3 called niacin which affects positively cholesterol levels but causes temporary flushing of the skin at higher doses. Niacin can also raise blood sugar levels. Nicotinamide does not induce skin flushing and does not affect cholesterol levels. It is unknown if other forms of vitamin B3 including niacin have the same benefit as nicotinamide or niacinamide in reducing skin cancer incidence.

The Australian researchers tested nicotinamide on 386 people who had already been diagnosed with skin cancer - either squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma. The volunteers took either 500 mg vitamin B3 pills twice a day for a year, or a placebo. After a year, those who took nicotinamide were 23 percent less likely to have another skin cancer diagnosed. Nicotinamide also reduced the numbers of pre-cancerous lesions called actinic keratosis. These thick, scaly patches of skin were reduced by 20 percent among the volunteers who took nicotinamide after nine months of treatment.

http://abstracts.asco.org/156/AbstView_156_149209.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_152516.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/vitamin-pill-cuts-skin-cancer-risk-n358446
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/05/25/vitamin-d-b3-skin-cancer.aspx

One could also consider topical vitamin B3 because the effects were dose dependent.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2921764/

trueson

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Posted - 11/05/2016 :  05:41:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great info. Thanks Dan. Already started taking nicotinamide a few weeks ago after reading about it in the press.
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