New research: Stomach fat may reduce benefits of vitamin C

New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

Scientists say fats in our stomachs might reduce the effects of anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, which could help protect against cancer and other diseases.

The rate of stomach cancer has risen over the past 20 years, and researchers from the UK say the fatty foods we eat are partly to blame.

While taking Vitamin C and eating foods rich in anti-oxidants can help protect against such cancers.

These scientists say a compound in our saliva, which travels to the stomach, overrides this protection when we eat fatty foods.