Take Vitamin C To Beat Cancer

Photo: Ragesoss (CC)

Photo: Ragesoss (CC)

From Natural News a report suggesting that Vitamin C can help combat cancer — not that this is anything new as anyone familiar with the Gerson Therapy will attest:

A half century ago, Linus Pauling began his pioneering research into how vitamin C impacts health (http://www.naturalnews.com/025802.html). Now, almost 25 years after Pauling’s death, a new study backs up his contention that vitamin C has remarkable healing and protective benefits. In fact, now scientists have discovered how vitamin C may put the brakes on the growth of cancer cells.

Margreet Vissers, associate professor at the University of Otago’s Free Radical Research Group in New Zealand, headed the study which was just published in the journal Cancer Research. “Our results offer a promising and simple intervention to help in our fight against cancer, at the level of both prevention and cure,” Dr.Vissers said in a statement to the press.

She pointed out that the role of vitamin C in cancer treatment has been debated for years, with many anecdotal accounts claiming vitamin C can help in both the prevention and treatment of cancer. In earlier studies conducted by Dr. Vissers, she demonstrated the vitamin’s importance in keeping cells healthy. And these findings suggested that vitamin C might be able to limit diseases such as cancer that involve cells that go haywire. In the case of a malignancy, for example, cells have unregulated growth.

So Dr. Vissers and her New Zealand research team decided to investigate whether vitamin C levels were lower in patients with endometrial tumors. They also looked to see whether these low vitamin C levels correlated with the aggressiveness of a malignancy and the resistance of a tumor to medical therapy.

The results? Tumors were less able to accumulate vitamin C when compared with normal healthy tissue and a lack of vitamin C allowed tumors to survive and grow more easily. Tumors with low vitamin C levels were found to contain more of a protein dubbed HIF-1 which helps cancer thrive and spread, even under conditions of stress…

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3 Responses to Take Vitamin C To Beat Cancer

  1. oman28 August 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Vitamins ( vital minerals ) should be taken along with minerals for prevention of most debilitating dis-eases. In particular vitamin B17 which can be found in the seeds of most common fruit (but not citrus).
    Big pharma knows this which is why in Europe there are moves to make vitamins only available by prescription

  2. Anonymous August 12, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    It seems like bad music would just make the cancer sufferer feel worse.

  3. tonyviner August 12, 2010 at 2:16 am #

    It seems like bad music would just make the cancer sufferer feel worse.

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