Vitamins C and E protect against chemotherapy-related side effects

Effect of vitamins C and E on antioxidant status of breast-cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

The present study tested the role of vitamins C and E in protecting breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
40 untreated patients were given either a treatment with chemotherapy alone or the same chemotherapy treatment supplemented with vitamins C and E.
The results suggested that vitamins supplementation restored the antioxidant status (the ability of the body to counteract the harmful effects of free radicals) and reduced the DNA damage.
The authors concluded that vitamins C and E should be useful in protecting against chemotherapy-related side effects.

Further details can be found in the study.
Suhail N, Bilal N, Khan HY, Hasan S, Sharma S, Khan F, Mansoor T, Banu N.
Effect of vitamins C and E on antioxidant status of breast-cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, A M University, Aligarh, UP, India.


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