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vitamin B6

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦bē¦siks]
(biochemistry)
A vitamin which exists as three chemically related and water-soluble forms found in food: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine; dietary requirements and physiological activities are uncertain.
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Assessment of the concentration of biologically available vitamin B-6 in corn and soybean meal.
Physical activity and vitamin B-6 metabolism in men and women: interrelationship with fuel needs.
Effect of physical activity on thiamin, riboflavin, and vitamin B-6 requirements.
The scientists discovered that there was a correlation between higher plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B-6 and a reduced risk of coronary artery disease.
Longitudinal association of vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12 with depressive symptoms among older adults over time.
However, there were no significant associations between incident PMS and dietary intakes of niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12.
Deficiencies of folate, vitamin B-6 and/or vitamin B-12 may increase blood levels of homocysteine.
Folate and vitamin B-6 may help guard against cardiovascular disease by lowering homocysteine levels, a common risk factor, the investigators concluded.
They're low in calories, high in minerals, and a good source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron, niacin and vitamin B-6.
RealAge recommends: regularly taking vitamin C (1,200 mg/day), vitamin E (400 lU/day), calcium (1,000 to 1,200 mg/day), vitamin D (400 to 600 IU/day), folate (400 mcg/day) and vitamin B-6 (6 mg/day) to make your real age six years younger.
The B-vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, B-12, and folate.