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Vitamin C can impede tumor growth

Researchers report that Vitamin C can impede tumor growth, just as Linus Pauling had claimed. But, the Globe reports, "the new research, published in the journal Cancer Cell, supported the general notion that vitamin C and other so-called antioxidants can slow tumour growth, but pointed to a mechanism different from the one many experts had suspected....[A]ntioxidants appear to be working in a different way -- undermining a tumour's ability to grow under certain conditions."

The article explains that antioxidants are "nutrients that prevent some of the damage from unstable molecules known as free radicals, created when the body turns food into energy. Vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene are among well-known antioxidants." We're not talking about the kind of free radicals like those that roamed the streets of Berkeley in the 1960's.

In other news from the same source:
People who take vitamin D supplements appear to have a lower risk of death from any cause, an analysis of numerous studies has found, adding to the weight of evidence suggesting that the "sunshine nutrient" confers widespread health benefits.
So apparently the daily multi-vitamin is a good idea, along with a good dose of sunshine.
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