• Paerson, Riesch, Vonn finish 1-2-3
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 9:40 PM
    CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland, March 9 (UPI) -- Swedish skier Anja Paerson won a super-combined title in Switzerland Sunday over German Maria Riesch and American Lindsey Vonn.
  • Houston says benzene levels rising
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 9:38 PM
    HOUSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Chemical industry officials deny a claim by public officials that levels of benzene have increased in the Houston region, a published report said Sunday.
  • Syrup demonstration frozen-out
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 9:30 PM
    HOBART, Ind., March 9 (UPI) -- People who turned up at an Indiana park during the weekend to see how maple syrup and sugar are made were disappointed -- it's been too cold for sap to flow.
  • Paerson, Riesch, Vonn finish 1-2-3
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 9:40 PM
    CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland, March 9 (UPI) -- Swedish skier Anja Paerson won a super-combined title in Switzerland Sunday over German Maria Riesch and American Lindsey Vonn.
  • Houston says benzene levels rising
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 9:38 PM
    HOUSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Chemical industry officials deny a claim by public officials that levels of benzene have increased in the Houston region, a published report said Sunday.
  • Syrup demonstration frozen-out
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 9:30 PM
    HOBART, Ind., March 9 (UPI) -- People who turned up at an Indiana park during the weekend to see how maple syrup and sugar are made were disappointed -- it's been too cold for sap to flow.
  • Querrey rallies to take Las Vegas title
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 9:13 PM
    LAS VEGAS, March 9 (UPI) -- Unseeded San Franciscan Sam Querrey dropped the first set but came back to defeat South African Kevin Anderson Sunday and win the Tennis Channel Open Las Vegas.
  • Man killed while car-surfing
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 8:51 PM
    ORLANDO, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old Florida man was killed while using a shopping cart to car-surf, Florida Today reported Sunday.
  • Venezuela reopening Colombia embassy
    Published: March 9, 2008 at 8:45 PM
    CARACAS, Venezuela, March 9 (UPI) -- Venezuela said Sunday it will reopen its embassy in Colombia now that tensions between the two countries concerning border issues have been defused.

Pancreatic cancer risk cut by B6, B12


Published: June 1, 2007 at 9:38 AM
BOSTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Lean people can decrease their pancreatic cancer risk by taking in high levels of vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate from food, says a U.S. study.

The study, published in the journal Cancer Research, determined that the pancreatic cancer risk for people who were at or below normal weight decreased if they took in high levels of vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folate from food. Their risk of developing pancreatic cancer was lower than those of participants who did not eat as much of these nutrients and of those who weighed more.

However, the study also suggests the protective effect does not hold true if the nutrients come from vitamin supplements.

"All we can say is that a person who has reason to be concerned about their risk of developing this cancer, which is relatively rare but quite deadly, should maintain a normal weight and eat their fruit and vegetables," said lead investigator Dr. Eva Schernhammer, of the Harvard Medical School in Boston.


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