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Vitamin B3 can lower risk of skin cancer, researchers find (ABC News)

By Lucy Carter Updated 22 Oct 2015, 4:40pm A simple oral dose of an active form of vitamin B3 may be the secret to stopping people with significant sun damage from developing some forms of skin cancer. New research from the University of Sydney has found that a high dose of vitamin B derivative nicotinamide can prevent up to a quarter of non-melanoma skin cancers. Nicotinamide is an active form of vitamin B3 that is commonly found in meat, fish, nuts and mushrooms, as well as some vegetables. Scientists and dermatologists have long suspected that it plays a significant role in helping prevent some types of skin cancer. The study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of...

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