Vitamin C Pretty Useless When It Comes To Colds

Published: Jun 28, 2005

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.

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