Wednesday, August 6, 2008

High-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

National Institutes of Health scientists have suggested that injecting high doses of vitamin C can help keep certain cancers at bay.

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, by developing a destructive process within cancer tissue, vitamin C injections reduce the size and weight of brain, ovarian, and pancreatic tumors in mice by 50 percent.

The study also revealed that such injections slow down the disease spread pace. American researchers claim that high-doses of vitamin C produce sufficient levels of hydrogen peroxide effective in killing tumoral cells while leaving healthy ones intact.

Scientists are optimistic that the findings of the present study will pave the way for the production of new anti-cancer treatments.

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