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Liver Tumors disappear when given a Vitamin B-3 precursor
– Dietary supplements of nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, prevented the development of liver tumors and induces tumor regression in mice
-The results have been reproduced in other types of cancer such as pancreatic cancer. “We observed the same results in mice with pancreatic adenocarcinoma with regards to DNA damage, so we could conclude that this treatment is effective on tumours caused by oncogene-induced DNA damage and thus, deficit in NAD+,” says Krishna Tummala, first author of the study.
* Cancer Cell (2014). doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccell.2014.10.002
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