Vitamin C Pretty Useless When It Comes To Colds
10/19/2005 5:09:22 PM
Since the 1970's, when research advocated that doses of Vitamin C would help alleviate symptoms of the common cold, that doctrine has been generally accepted. But in a recent review of past clinical research on this topic, it is suggested that the public's enthusiasm for vitamin C may be unjustified.
In an attempt to discover whether vitamin C could help in the prevention of a cold, researchers Robert M Douglas, from the Australian National University, and Harri Hemila of the University of Helsinki, reviewed 23 past studies on vitamin C and the common cold conducted over the last 65 years.