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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.
Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Flavonoid intake may reduce lung function decline that occurs with aging

Flavonoid intake may reduce lung function decline that occurs with aging

Nutraceuticals could play an important role in preventing heart disease

Nutraceuticals could play an important role in preventing heart disease

Healthy diet can be key to preventing age-related macular degeneration

Healthy diet can be key to preventing age-related macular degeneration

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Scientists discover new family of promising silver-based anti-cancer drugs

Scientists discover new family of promising silver-based anti-cancer drugs

Certain nutrients found in food may help reduce symptoms of psychotic illness

Certain nutrients found in food may help reduce symptoms of psychotic illness

Healthy diet may not counteract effects of high salt intake on blood pressure, study suggests

Healthy diet may not counteract effects of high salt intake on blood pressure, study suggests

Extra sunlight in late summer could help reduce severity of flu season

Extra sunlight in late summer could help reduce severity of flu season

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Steps to take for boosting immune system and maintaining a healthy body

Busting myths about diet and kidney stones

Busting myths about diet and kidney stones

Vitamin deficiency prevents proliferation of cancer stem cells

Vitamin deficiency prevents proliferation of cancer stem cells

Fluorescence imaging can track vitamin C in the body

Fluorescence imaging can track vitamin C in the body

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study

Top nutrients needed to boost mood and energy levels on Blue Monday

Top nutrients needed to boost mood and energy levels on Blue Monday

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Global study on stroke prevention in high-risk AF patients

Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gain

Lack of sunlight may be to blame for winter weight gain

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

CHOP researchers explore effective nutritional therapies for mitochondrial disease

University of Montana researchers make discovery on unusual gene evolution in bacteria

University of Montana researchers make discovery on unusual gene evolution in bacteria