B vitamins may have protective effect against air pollution

Wednesday 15 March 2017 1 month ago 35   New York   Print

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Report  Web desk : B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may "completely offset" the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. The scientists involved say the effect is real but stress the limitations of their work. Follow up studies are urgently needed, they say, in heavily polluted cities like Beijing or Mexico. (01)