Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vitamin C and Common cold

Posted by Chantel M. Contributed by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

In a study of "Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold" by Douglas RM, Hemilä H, Chalker E, Treacy B., posted in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, researchers found that Long term daily supplementation with vitamin C in large doses daily does not appear to prevent colds. There appears to be a modest benefit in reducing duration of cold symptoms from ingestion of relatively high doses of vitamin C. The relation of dose to therapeutic benefit needs further exploration.

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