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Lack of B vitamins linked to PMS. Chocano-Bedoya et al. (2011) American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93, 1080

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Lack of B vitamins linked to PMS. Chocano-Bedoya et al. (2011) American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93, 1080

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Lack of dietary B vitamins is linked to a greater risk of PMS, finds this study of 1057 participants with PMS; compared to an equivalent number without. Those with the lowest levels of B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin) in their diet had the greatest risk. However, those in the top fifth for B2 intake reduced their risk of PMS by 35%. The levels of nutrients in this trial are too low to reflect the effect of high dose B6, magnesium and zinc, proven in other studies to help reduce PMS symptoms.

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