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Vitamin C and cancer

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Oral vitamin C administration does not produce "high plasma and urine concentrations that might have antitumor activity," Sebastian Padayatty, PhD, NIH, et al., report in the April 6 Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers measured vitamin C plasma and urine concentrations after giving oral or intravenous doses to 17 patients. Authors maintain that vitamin's role in cancer treatment should be reevaluated, since "efficacy of vitamin C...cannot be judged from clinical trials that use only oral dosing"...





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