Vitamin C as an Antioxidant: Evaluation of Its Role in Disease Prevention

  title={Vitamin C as an Antioxidant: Evaluation of Its Role in Disease Prevention},
  author={Sebastian J. Padayatty and Arie Katz and Yaohui Wang and Peter K Eck and Oran Kwon and Je-Hyuk Lee and Shenglin Chen and Christopher Peter Corpe and Anandi Dutta and Sudhir K Dutta and Mark A Levine},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  pages={18 - 35}
Vitamin C in humans must be ingested for survival. Vitamin C is an electron donor, and this property accounts for all its known functions. As an electron donor, vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant in humans. Antioxidant effects of vitamin C have been demonstrated in many experiments in vitro. Human diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer might occur in part from oxidant damage to tissues. Oxidation of lipids, proteins and DNA results in specific oxidation products that can be… 

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