"I am now willing to predict that people who take the optimum amount of Vitamin C may well have at each age, only one quarter as much illness."
- Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Winner, Orthomolecular Scientist)
Vitamin C and prevention of cancer: "...dietary modification by reducing salt and salted food intake, as well as by increasing intake of fruit and vitamin C, represents a practical strategy to prevent gastric cancer. - Diet and the risk of gastric cancer: review of epidemiological evidence, Gastric Cancer, 2007. (View abstract)
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the body against disease: "Over the past few decades, free radicals, highly reactive and thereby destructive molecules, are known increasingly for their importance to human health and disease. Many common and life threatening human diseases, including atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, and aging, have free radical reactions as an underlying mechanism of injury. Although there are several enzyme systems within the body that scavenge free
radicals, the principle antioxidants are vitamin E, vitamin C, n-acetylcysteine
and -lipoic acid. The vitamins C and E are thought to protect the body against
the destructive effects of free radicals." -Role of free radicals and antioxidants in health and disease, Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2007 (View abstract)