Lara Chapman has news of exciting discoveries that could improve our wellbeing.
Benefits of vitamin C
We all know to up our intake of vitamin C in the winter, but the benefits are more far-reaching than helping fight a cold. A powerful antioxidant, it is involved in the growth of bones, ligaments and skin, and helps with iron absorption. Now two new US studies are looking at whether highdose vitamin C might even improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, and whether it can also reduce the risk of complications following cardiac surgery.