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Vitamin C is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin C helps fight infections, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy. It is an antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals (highly reactive chemicals). Vitamin C is found in all fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits, strawberries, cantaloupe, green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, and potatoes. It is water-soluble (can dissolve in water) and must be taken in every day. Vitamin C is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called ascorbic acid.
Drug cocktail may be effective in preventing progressive organ dysfunction, deaths from sepsis

Drug cocktail may be effective in preventing progressive organ dysfunction, deaths from sepsis

French fries and fried potato consumption linked to early death in new research

French fries and fried potato consumption linked to early death in new research

New one-two combination of antibiotics and Vitamin C could knock out cancer stem cells

New one-two combination of antibiotics and Vitamin C could knock out cancer stem cells

Assessing safety and toxicity of bioactives could be key to establishing tolerable upper intake levels

Assessing safety and toxicity of bioactives could be key to establishing tolerable upper intake levels

Medical methods in the life of Shakespeare’s son-in-law

Medical methods in the life of Shakespeare’s son-in-law

Study examines effects of vitamin C doses on duration of common cold

Study examines effects of vitamin C doses on duration of common cold

Study: Women, mostly minorities lack pre-pregnancy nutrition

Study: Women, mostly minorities lack pre-pregnancy nutrition

Vitamin E supplements may offer protection against contrast medium-induced acute kidney injury

Vitamin E supplements may offer protection against contrast medium-induced acute kidney injury

Healthy diets linked to better sperm quality and male fecundability

Healthy diets linked to better sperm quality and male fecundability

Diet rich in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer, study suggests

Diet rich in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer, study suggests

Vitamin C can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells, research finds

Vitamin C can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells, research finds

Researcher finds lack of evidence behind dietary recommendations to lower children's blood lead levels

Researcher finds lack of evidence behind dietary recommendations to lower children's blood lead levels

News stories about public health can fall victim to third-person effect, study finds

News stories about public health can fall victim to third-person effect, study finds

Dermatologist offers recommendations to protect skin from pollution

Dermatologist offers recommendations to protect skin from pollution

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Oral vitamin spray or topical magnesium spray can help beat the blues, says TV chef Tonia Buxton

Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

Pasta consumption in adults linked to overall better diet quality

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Study strengthens therapeutic potential for niacin-based diet in treatment of Parkinson's disease

Study strengthens therapeutic potential for niacin-based diet in treatment of Parkinson's disease