Study Finds Vitamin C Kills Drug-Resistant TB
A team of scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine accidentally discovered that Vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis.
“This would be a great study to consider because we have strains of tuberculosis that we don’t have drugs for, and I know in the laboratory that we can kill those strains with Vitamin C,” says the study’s lead author William Jacobs.
Currently it can cost as much as $250,000 to treat a single patient with multi-drug resistant variety of TB in the United States. Patients in poor countries suffer high death rates due to lack of sufficient medicines.
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In 2011, 8.7 million people fell ill with TB and 1.4 million died, according to the World Health Organization.
If Vitamin C is as powerful as this study suggests, a very scary airborne disease just became a lot less expensive to treat and much less deadly.
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