Vitamin May Prevent Skin Cancer

May 14, 2015 10:13 PM

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The key to fighting skin cancer could be a common over-the-counter supplement. A new study shows a form of vitamin B3 could help patients at high risk for skin cancer recurrence.

Australian researchers looked at nearly 400 people who had at least two non-melanoma skin cancers. Patients who took vitamin B3 were 23 percent less likely to develop new skin cancers. Sunlight can damage the DNA in skin cells. Researchers say vitamin B3 gives cells an energy boost, helping them r...

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