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vitamin C

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦sē]
(biochemistry)
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22) After testing numerous compounds for their ability to slow or reverse the rapid aging, scientists identified vitamin C as the most efficient "rescue" for many premature aging characteristics of the cells.
In an oxygen-rich environment such as human arteries, a fraction of vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, becomes oxidized and is transformed into a new compound called dehydroascorbic acid (DHA).
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To test the theory, they repeated the experiment using isoniazid and Vitamin C, which also acts as a reducing agent.
The marketer added to its Vitamin C Lip Smoothie line as well, introducing six new shades: Guava Good, Pear-fection, Blackberry Nirvana, Running Latte, Strawberry Bliss and Pom-a-greatness.
Our research suggests a modest blood pressure lowering effect with vitamin C supplementation, but before we can recommend supplements as a treatment for high blood pressure, we really need more research to understand the implications of taking them," said Edgar "Pete" R.
The study was prompted by a number of reports that the Institute had received from AIDS patients who had taken high doses of vitamin C and had experienced a marked improvement in their condition.
Gladys Block, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of epidemiology and public health nutrition, said that their study did not close the books on the benefits of vitamin C for cardiovascular health.
Vitamin C is best known as an antioxidant that blocks damage to cells caused by free radicals.
NEW YORK -- A new research review published in Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine indicates that vitamin C may help protect against a range of health disorders.