Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Fat negates benefits of Vitamin C

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If you have a high fat intake in your diet, be aware that having more than needed fat in the stomach's acid may results in negating the anti-cancer effects of vitamin C, according to new research.

Research out of Scotland concluded that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) mopped up potential cancer-causing compounds that are made when saliva and food mixes with stomach acid. When fat was added to the mix, vitamin C could no longer convert the hazardous compounds into safe ones.

In effect, fat was causing the vitamin C to not be effective at one of the key things it is used for -- fighting cancer inside the body.

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