Vitamin C lowers premature death risk
The study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests that taking high amounts of vitamin C daily could lower risk of premature death.
The study was based on data from 473 men and 475 women ages 53 to 84 who participated in the General Population Nutrition Intervention Trial in China.
During the 16-year follow-up, half participants died and many who were still alive at the end of the follow-up suffered various health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.
Researchers found that participants whose serum vitamin C levels were in the top 25% were less likely to die compared to those who had the lowest vitamin C levels. Specifically, they were 28% less likely to die from cancer or stroke.
It has been known for long that high doses of vitamin C can help prevent cellular damage induced by gamma ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiations like cell phone radiation. Vitamin C is also a good anticancer agent. High doses of vitamin C can help kill cancerous cells.
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