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vitamin C

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦sē]
(biochemistry)
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In a major new study, people with higher blood levels of vitamin C were at significantly lower risk for heart disease and cancer death--and were up to 25% less likely to die from any cause.
In an oxygen-rich environment such as human arteries, a fraction of vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, becomes oxidized and is transformed into a new compound called dehydroascorbic acid (DHA).
Dietary sources are preferred over supplements for vitamin C. No study has shown that taking vitamin C supplements helps prevent cardiac events.
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The discovery of vitamin C's effect on drug-resistant TB was "unexpected", the scientists said.
Humans cannot manufacture vitamin C. Although the need for vitamin C (90 mg/d) is thought to be met by diet, studies have found that up to 13.7% of healthy, middle class patients in the United States are depleted.
The marketer added to its Vitamin C Lip Smoothie line as well, introducing six new shades: Guava Good, Pear-fection, Blackberry Nirvana, Running Latte, Strawberry Bliss and Pom-a-greatness.
"Our research suggests a modest blood pressure lowering effect with vitamin C supplementation, but before we can recommend supplements as a treatment for high blood pressure, we really need more research to understand the implications of taking them," said Edgar "Pete" R.
The study was prompted by a number of reports that the Institute had received from AIDS patients who had taken high doses of vitamin C and had experienced a marked improvement in their condition.
Washington, November 14 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, say that they have found further evidence suggesting that vitamin C supplements can lower concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), a central biomarker of inflammation which is a powerful predictor of heart disease and diabetes.
No vitamin has received as much attention or sparked as much controversy over the years as vitamin C. Ever since the 1960s, when it was first touted as a cure-all for colds, vitamin C has been investigated for its role in numerous medical conditions.