Vitamin C as cancer treatment? High doses boost chemotherapy in study

February 5, 2014 10:47 PM

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Vitamin C as cancer treatment? High doses boost chemotherapy in study

Could pumping roughly 2,000 oranges' worth of vitamin C into a patient’s bloodstream boost the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs and mitigate the grueling side effects of chemotherapy?

In research published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists found that high doses of vitamin C – administered intravenously – increased the cancer-killing effects of chemotherapy drugs in mice, and blunted toxic side effects in humans.

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