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Sep 22, 2010

Vitamin C Prevents Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient that can prevent major diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. Some animals can even produce their own vitamin C, but for humans we must find it in food sources.

Vitamin C has been studied extensively for its effects on the body. We have known for years that it is essential in preventing scurvy. It also has many other functions in the body. It creates collagen, which aides the body in tissue repairs in everything from skin to bones and tendons. It simulates neurotransmitters and aids in brain function, and provides energy for cells. It is also important in reducing cholesterol and preventing gallstones. Just small amounts reduce heart attacks, cancer, and stroke risks. In larger amounts it has been shown to lower diabetes risks.

Dr. Kerry Ferguson