Lemons Help Reprogram Adult Cells - These cells revert to their stem state
[link to news.softpedia.com] According to a new scientific study, it may be that the vitamin C contained in fruits such as lemons, oranges and grapefruits may in fact be aiding the reprogramming of adult cells in the body back to their stem state. Vitamin C is one of the most appreciated chemicals in the world, and it is renowned for its swift and decisive effects in preventing a large number of diseases, including cancer, as well as for the fact that it can help alleviate conditions such as the common cold faster than with medication alone.
In the scientific paper, which appears in the December 24 issue of the respected scientific journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences propose that the presence of vitamin C acts like a catalyst for the morphing of differentiated, adult cells back to their stem, embryonic-like form. Needless to say, the findings could have considerable implications for the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.