News of World Medicine

A vitamins intake protects the body from air pollution effect

According to The Daily Mail, scientists from Columbia and Harvard Universities say that townspeople should take B vitamins. This compensates for the damage caused to the body by pollutants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world's population lives in areas where the pollution level exceeds the norm.

The new study involved healthy volunteers aged 18 to 60 years. Placebo or vitamin supplements containing folic acid 2.5 mg, vitamin B6 50 mg and vitamin B12 1 mg were given the participants. Volunteers in masks were exposed to air pollution on Toronto Street where heavy traffic.

The scientists collected blood samples of participants. The study has shown that vitamins saved volunteers from the negative air pollution effect. The researchers emphasize that further research is needed.

Source: The Daily Mail.