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The dangers of vitamin C

Jonathan B Weitzman

Genome Biology 2001, 2:spotlight-20010618-01  doi:10.1186/gb-spotlight-20010618-01

Published: 18 June 2001

Experiments in vitro show that vitamin C induces the formation of genotoxins, explaining why it has proved ineffective as a cancer therapeutic agent.