Kelly Ann Monahan is a friendly, familiar voice in Music City. Nashville listeners have heard her deejaying on the radio, or reporting for various radio and TV stations. Currently, you can catch her on weekend afternoons on the legendary 650 AM WSM. It’s an honor for Kelly to be a part of KNLS, where she reports on medicine, computers and science and technology.
Kelly is also a soulful singer/songwriter who has performed at various venues and events throughout the Nashville area over the years. A member of Musicians On Call, she helps to bring the healing power of music to cardiac patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A new study shows that vitamin B6 might play a role in preventing cancer. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
It found that adults with higher levels of vitamin B6 in their bloodstreams were half as likely to develop lung cancer as those who had low B6 levels. The study was based on nearly 400,000 adults from 10 European countries who were current smokers, former smokers or had never smoked.
Doctors advocate that healthy B vitamin levels help to both make and maintain healthy DNA, an important factor in the prevention of cancer. Smoking is responsible for 8 out of 10 cases of lung cancer. Cancer experts, however, says that until these findings are replicated, more research needs to be done.
B6 can be found in a variety of foods. They include: meats, poultry, fish, grains, beans, and certain vegetables and fruits like broccoli and bananas.