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By H. Sies, W. Stahl (auth.), Rodolfo Paoletti, Helmut Sies, Joachim Bug, Enzo Grossi, Andrea Poli (eds.)

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, has an extended and multifaceted clinical background. In 1937, the Nobel Prize for body structure and medication used to be presented to Albert Szent-Gyorgyi'in attractiveness of his discoveries in regards to the organic oxida­ tion techniques with unique connection with nutrition C', and the Nobel Prize for Chemistry used to be shared through Sir Norman W. Haworth, who used to be the 1st to synthesize the nutrition. diet C is a effective antioxidant, and this motion represented the theoretical foundation for varied strains of research in this molecule during which the aptitude position of ascorbic acid within the prevention and remedy of a chain of dis­ eases, whose pathogenesis is associated with an far more than unfastened radicals similar to athero­ sclerosis and melanoma, were tested. those facts were analyzed intimately via specialists in biochemistry, epidemi­ ology, and preventive and scientific drugs within the foreign Symposium nutrition C, the state-of-the-art in affliction prevention sixty years after the Nobel Prize, held in Monte Carlo from October 31 to November 1, 1997, below the aus­ pices and the clinical endorsement of the nutrients starting place of Italy and with the monetary aid of Bracco SpA and Merck.

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