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Vitamin C and the Common Cold in the Asthmatic Population


Abstract ABSTRACT

Asthma is a high-stress, chronic medical condition; 1 in 12 adults in the United States combat the bronchoconstriction from asthma. However, there are very few strong studies indicating any alternative therapy for asthmatics, particularly following a cold incidence. Vitamin C has been proven to be effective for other high-stress populations, but the asthmatic population has not yet been trialed. This study examined the effectiveness of vitamin C supplementation during the cold season on cold incidence and asthmatic symptoms. Asthmatics, otherwise-healthy, who were non-smokers and non-athletes between the ages of 18 and 55 with low plasma vitamin C concentrations were separated by anthropometrics and vitamin C status into two gr... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Earhart, Kathryn Michelle (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Sweazea, Karen (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Asthma / Supplement / Vitamin C
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 110 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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