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Recently discovered vitamin having anti‐cancer properties is:‐
1. Vitamin‐B5
2. Vitamin‐B15
3. Vitamin‐Q
4. Vitamin‐B17

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Vitamin‐B17

Laetrile (amygdalin or vitamin B17)

  • Laetrile is promoted as an alternative cancer treatment. There is not enough reliable evidence that it works.
  • Laetrile is a man-made form of amygdalin, a plant substance found in some nuts, plants and seeds of fruit.
  • Claims that laetrile or amygdalin can treat cancer are not backed up by research.
  • Laetrile has been used as an anti-cancer agent since the 1800’s. It is used either on its own or as part of a programme. 
  • Although more recent studies have shown that laetrile can kill cancer cells in certain cancer types there is not enough reliable scientific evidence to show that laetrile or amygdalin can treat cancer. Despite this, it still gets promoted as an alternative cancer treatment.

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