Vitamin C protects against kidney injury

The Protective Effects of Ascorbic Acid Against Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in male Rats.

This study investigated the effect of vitamin C on kidney injury as a result of ischemia-reperfusion (restoration of blood flow to body tissues that were blood flow-deficient). The experiments were performed with 32 rats. The results showed that vitamin C had a protective effect against kidney injury. This effect was attributed to the antioxidative capacities of vitamin C. Further details can be found in the study.
Korkmaz A., Kolankaya D. The Protective Effects of Ascorbic Acid Against Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in male Rats. Renal Failure 2009; 31(1): 36-43.


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