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Vitamin C and Treating the Common Cold


Abstract The antioxidant, antihistamine, and chemotactic properties of vitamin C provide the theoretical basis linking vitamin C supplementation to combating the common cold; yet, the clinical evidence is mixed. To date, vitamin C intervention trials have not systematically recorded cold symptoms daily or looked at fluctuations in plasma histamine over an extended period. Also, trials have not been conducted in individuals with marginal vitamin C status. This study examined the impact of vitamin C supplementation during cold season on specific cold symptoms in a population with low plasma vitamin C concentrations. Healthy young males who were not regular smokers or training for competitive sports between the ages of 18 and 35 with below average p... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Osterday, Gillean Marie (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Beezhold, Bonnie (Committee member) / Vaughan, Linda (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / antioxidant / ascorbic acid / common cold / upper respiratory infection / vitamin C
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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