An injection that contains a high dosage of vitamin C could help in the battle against cancer. American scientists suspect that the vitamin C forms an acid that attacks cancer cells.
Tumors in the brains, ovaries and pancreas were reduced in size by half in mice and the spreading of the cancer was prevented completely. The results of the research are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The scientists want to continue the research and investigate if the method also works in humans. In the research doses were used of about four grams per kilogram of body weight. This is such a large quantity that it is impossible to ingest that through normal food. Participants in the new study would also need to receive injections.
It was already shown in laboratories that vitamin C can kill cancer cells. Other scientists warn however that vitamin C can interfere with the current treatments of certain kinds of cancer.
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