Health news

Lara Chap­man has news of ex­cit­ing dis­cov­er­ies that could im­prove our well­be­ing.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - CONTENTS -

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.

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