Vitamin B3 could reduce repeat skin cancer risk

Australian researchers found that a form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide could help reduce the chance of skin cancer by 23 percent.


The vitamin B3 supplement was shown to enhance DNA repair and restore the skin’s immunity.

For the study, researchers in Australia looked at nearly 400 people who had had at least two non-melanoma skin cancers. They found patients who took vitamin B3 twice a day cut their chances of developing new skin cancers by 23 percent.

The findings may offer a way to reduce the health burden and cost of skin cancer.