Vitamin C may be a powerful therapy for Stress induced cancers

Scientists have suspected Vitamin C’s cancer-fighting potential for decades, and several clinical trials have demonstrated positive results. This study contributes a new understanding of the vitamin’s action in biochemical pathways relevant to chronically stressed breast cancer patients.

“Taken together, these findings show that vitamin C might be a novel and effective therapeutic agent for targeting cancer in patients undergoing chronic stress,” Liu says.

Bai Cui et al. Stress-induced epinephrine enhances lactate dehydrogenase A and promotes breast cancer stem-like cells, Journal of Clinical Investigation (2019). DOI: 10.1172/JCI121685

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