Vitamin B6 Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Women

Vitamin B6 Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Women



Levels of the active coenzyme form of vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5’ phosphate) were found to be inversely associated with the risk for a heart attack in women.

The study involved 32,826 women who provided blood samples, and were then tracked for a number of years.  The women with the highest level of vitamin B6 in their blood were 22 percent less likely to have a heart attack and a 36 percent reduced risk if over the age of 60.

Vitamin B6 is important for nerve function, stress tolerance, and clearing homocysteine (a known cardiovascular risk factor).  All B vitamins are required for optimal health.  This data shows they can also reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease in women.