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Vitamin C keeps cancer at bay, US research suggests

 

 

High-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice, research suggests.

Given by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, say US scientists.

Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call for large-scale government clinical trials.

Pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to run trials, as vitamins cannot be patented.

Vitamin C has long been used as an alternative therapy for cancer.

In the 1970s, chemist Linus Pauling reported that vitamin C given intravenously was effective in treating cancer.

Continue reading the main story Dr Kat Arney Cancer Research UK

However, clinical trials of vitamin C given by mouth failed to replicate the effect, and research was abandoned.

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26038460

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This has been on alternative sites for years that vitamin C is good for you.

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Just remember, it's for intravenous vitamin C in conjunction with chemotherapy.

It isn't that lots of vitamin C will cure cancer, and research has already shown that taking tablets don't have the same effect.

 

I'll wait for more research before shooting up!

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