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By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent INJECTIONS of vitamin C could halve the growth of cancerous tumours, research suggested yesterday. A study in the United States found that the vitamin could prove useful in treating cancers for which few other options currently exist.
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.
HOUSTON, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective immediately, SpectraCell Laboratories now measures functional levels of Vitamin C (ascorbate) using its proprietary FIA(TM) (Functional Intracellular Analysis) technology.
High-dose intravenously administered vitamin C apparently led to longer-than-expected survival in three patients with advanced cancer, doctors at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and colleagues in Canada report. Two of the three patients are still alive without evidence of disease.
High doses of vitamin C administered intravenously can fight cancer -- at least in the laboratory, researchers report. According to the study, vitamin C led to the formation of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical that can kill cells. This suggests a potential mechanism for therapy, Levine said.
Many Americans still take high daily doses of vitamin E despite mounting evidence that the vitamin offers no health benefit and could be dangerous, a new study finds.