Research News

August 2001 Issue

Vitamin C Causes Cancer?? Not So Fast...

A recent study prompted such headlines as "Vitamin C Pills Tied to DNA Risk" and "Highly Regarded Vitamin C Has a Dark Side." Understandably, the stories shocked consumers who take the vitamin daily. Vitamin C is the most popular single supplement in the U.S. Up to now, little serious risk has been tied even to megadoses of the vitamin. Although many researchersóas well as ENórecommend a daily intake of about 200 milligrams, the

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