Ginseng, together with vitamins A, C and E can help reduce the risk of cancer caused by smoking according to researchers at School of Pharmacy, SungKyunKwan University, Suwon, in South Korea. The preventive effects of antioxidants (vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C and red ginseng) on damaged DNA and blood proteins were investigated in the blood of people who smoked more than 20 cigarettes per day. At the beginning of the study, smokers showed a lower level of nutrients (vitamin C and beta-carotene) and a higher level of oxidative DNA or protein damage than non-smokers. During daily supplementation of antioxidants (200 IU vitamin of E, 9 mg of beta-carotene, 500 mg of vitamin C, or 1.8 g of red ginseng) for 4 weeks, the smokers
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