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New Vitamin Discovered!

Is this a vitamin?

from e! Science.  Like other organisms, humans need molecules made outside their bodies …. foods and vitamins.  This is the same for many things we evolved to need before farming,, especially nutrients from  raw fruits.   These natural molecules  protected our ancestors from different diseases, including heart attack.

Now scientists from Queen’s University have discovered that taking an extract from the bark of white willow, raspberries and other forest fruits  halves the risk of developing hereditary cancers. The study found that those who had been taking a regular dose of vitamin S had 50 per cent fewer incidents of hereditary cancer compared with those  not taking vitamin S.

Like other vitamins, “S”  is  not synthesized in humans but can be found  in plant food. The doctors suggest that this new vitamin to be added in juices and other products the way vitamin D is added to milk.

The research focused on people with Lynch syndrome which is an inherited genetic disorder that causes cancer by affecting genes responsible for detecting and repairing damage in the DNA. Around 50 per cent of those with Lynch syndrome develop cancer, mainly in the bowel and womb. The study looked at all cancers related to the syndrome, and found that almost 30 per cent of the patients not taking aspirin had developed a cancer compared to around 15 per cent of those taking the aspirin.

Those who had taken vitamin S still developed the same number of polyps, which are thought to be precursors of cancer, as those who did not take aspirin but they did not go on to develop cancer.

Professor Patrick Morrison from Queen’s University in Belfast, who led the Northern Ireland part of the study, said: “The results of this study, which has been ongoing for over a decade, proves that (when)  the regular intake of vitamin S (is) for between five and ten years the results were very clear.”

Some call it aspirin.


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