August 5, 2008
Final Proof of a Theory
THE idea that vitamin C can fight cancer is more than a medical myth.
As far back as the 1970s, scientists were investigating vitamin C cancer therapy.
Some 100 terminal cancer patients in Scotland survived, on average, 300 days longer than expected after being injected with vitamin C.
Another study showed similar results, although they were regarded as unreliable because the patients knew they were receiving the experimental therapy.
Later, trials in the US failed to show any benefit. But the vitamin was given by mouth, not intravenously.
According to the authors of the new study, this makes a huge difference and could be the life-saving breakthrough.
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