Vitamin C, otherwise called ascorbate, has been found to have a link with cancerous tumour growth, according to University of Otago researchers.
A protein present in tumours, which allows them to handle stress well, has been found in higher concentrations in those tumours in which ascorbate levels are low.
It is hoped the finding could lead to improved treatments for cancer by limiting tumour growth.
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