Vitamin C: New Biochemical and Functional Insights

1st Edition

Qi Chen, Margreet C M Vissers

CRC Press
Published February 3, 2020
Reference - 256 Pages - 29 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138337992 - CAT# K393878
Series: Oxidative Stress and Disease

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Vitamin C holds a unique place in scientific and cultural history. In this book, a group of leading scientific researchers describe new insights into the myriad ways vitamin C is employed during normal physiological functioning. In addition, the text provides an extensive overview of the following: the rationale for utilizing vitamin C in the clinic, updates on recent uses of vitamin C in cancer treatment through high-dose intravenous therapies, the role vitamin C plays in the treatment of sepsis and infectious disease, management of the ways vitamin C can improve stem cell differentiation, as well as vitamin C use in other important health situations.


  • Includes chapters from a team of leading international scholars
  • Reviews the history and recent research on the functions, benefits, and uses of vitamin C
  • Focuses special attention on the way vitamin C can be used in the treatment of cancers
  • Discusses how vitamin C can be employed against infectious disease


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