Vitamin C and Cervical Cancer

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Vitamin C intake might be a factor in a woman’s risk for cervical neoplasia, the uncontrolled growth of cells that results in tumors that may or may not be malignant. In this study from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, researchers reviewed the research from 12 studies, including one prospective cohort study and 11 case-controlled studies. Overall, higher vitamin C intake was significantly associated with a reduced risk for cervical neoplasia. In addition, increasing vitamin C intake every day by as little as 50 milligrams further lowered risk.

Cao D, Shen K, Li Z, et al: Association between vitamin C intake and the risk of cervical neoplasia. Nutrition and Cancer 2016;68:48-57.

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