The Effect of Vitamin B6 on Reducing the Number and the Size of Breast Cysts and the Amount of Recurrence after Aspiration in Women

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Setareh Soltany
Hamid Reza Hemmati
Jafar Alavy Toussy
Parisa Alavi Toosi


Introduction: Palpable breast lumps are one of the most prevalent breast problems in women who visit a doctor. Most of these lumps are benign, and many of these benign lumps, have cystic nature. One of the suggested treatments for breast cyst is vitamin B6 intake. So, this study aimed to determine the effect of vitamin B6 on reducing the number and the size of breast cysts and reducing the amount of recurrence after aspiration.

Materials and Methods: This study is a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Patients simply divided into two groups randomly, intervention group (receiving 150 mg vitamin B6 twice a day for two months) and control group (placebo). After data collection, the database produced, and information came in by SPSS-22 software. Descriptive results extracted in the form of tables and graphs. In all cases was used α=0.05.

Results: At the end of the study, 65 patients (34 people in the intervention group, and 31 people in the control group) studied. At the end of the survey in the non-palpable cysts, was observed a significant decrease in the number and the size of breast cysts in each group receiving vitamin B6 or placebo. Still, the difference was not significant in comparing the two groups. 19 patients (2.29%) had palpable cysts that aspiration performed in all cases. After the study period, no recurrence of cysts observed in any of the intervention and control groups.

Conclusion: The study showed that vitamin B6 had no effect on reducing the size and the number of non-palpable breast cysts and prevent recurrence of palpable cysts after aspiration.

Breast cyst, vitamin B6, fibrocystic changes.

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Soltany, S., Reza Hemmati, H., Alavy Toussy, J., & Alavi Toosi, P. (2019). The Effect of Vitamin B6 on Reducing the Number and the Size of Breast Cysts and the Amount of Recurrence after Aspiration in Women. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 31(6), 1-7.
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