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Vitamin cuts passive Smoke Damage

                          Scientists have found non-smokers, who took daily dosage of Vitamin C protected themselves against the cell damage that can cause cancer and stated anti-oxidant properties of Vitamin C are responsible for this. Research findings are based on study conducted on 67 people. The volunteers, all non-smokers, were divided into three groups. They were told not to take any other Vitamins for several weeks before the study and were not big eaters of fruit and vegetables - natural sources of Vitamin C. One group took 500 mg of Vitamin C a day, for two months. A second group took Vitamin C, Vitamin E and the Anti-Oxidant Alpha-Lipoic Acid, while those in the third group took a dummy pill. Researchers carried out blood tests on all the volunteers. They tested for levels of F2-isoprostanes, a sign of oxidative stress or cell damage. They found levels of F2-isoprostanes dropped by 11% in the Vitamin C group compared with those taking the dummy pill. People who had taken Vitamin C in combination with the other Vitamins saw their F2-isoprostane levels fall by 12%. "They show that Vitamin C may help protect non-smokers from the oxidative damage caused by second-hand smoke." The results are of great help to those who are exposed to second-hand smoke regularly.




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