New research has again confirmed that vitamin C and other anti-oxidants have the ability to slow the growth of certain cancerous tumors. The interesting finding with this new study was the mechanism by which anti-oxidants slow tumor growth was different from what scientists had previously expected. Rather than simply preventing DNA damage from free radical formation, anti-oxidants appear to actually undermine a tumorís ability to grow under certain conditions. This new discovery will encourage future studies to focus on how this mechanism occurs which will ultimately help us in our battle against cancer. Researchers cautioned against consuming excessive amounts of vitamin C and/or other anti-oxidant supplements. Always consult with your chiropractor or other primary health care provider prior to altering recommended dosages of any nutritional supplements you may be consuming.
Source: Cancer Cell, Vol. 12, 230-238, 11 September 2007.