Vitamin B-1, or thiamine's, effects on cancer may seem like something out of Alice's Wonderland, relatively speaking. A nibble makes the cancer grow. But a few big bites may actually halt the growth of cancer cells.
A new study focused the looking glass on exactly how the higher dose of thiamine works to stop cancer. Specifically, scientists hoped to learn whether high-dose thiamin suppresses the growth of cancer cells the same way dicholoracetate (DCA), a better-unde