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  • April 14, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Vitamin C May Protect Against Cataracts

    Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that lead to a decrease in vision. A recent study suggests that vitamin C may help protect against the progression of cataracts. Participants in the study included 324 pairs of...

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  • August 18, 2014 Emma McGowan

    Vitamin C May Help Boost Physical Activity Levels

    A recent study suggests that taking vitamin C supplements may be good not only for lowering the incidence of the common cold but also for increasing weekly activity levels. Participants in the study included 28 non-smoking men between the ages...

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  • July 6, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Vitamin C May Improve Blood Vessel Functioning

    A recent study suggests that a daily supplement of at least 500 mg of vitamin C may improve the health of the endothelium in people with diabetes, atherosclerosis, and heart failure. The endothelium is the layer of cells that lines...

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  • February 27, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Low Vitamin C Levels May Increase Risk of Stroke

    Previous studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency can lead to a weakened immune system, anemia gingivitis and swollen joints. According to a recent study, vitamin C deficiency may also be associated with a higher risk of stroke. Participants in...

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  • June 5, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Vitamin C Shows Anti-Cancer Potential

    The idea of using vitamin C to treat cancer patients has been popular since the 1970s, but research has been inconclusive as to its effectiveness. A recent study suggests that the inconclusiveness stems from the fact that previous studies did...

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