Vitamin C Deficiency in the United States

October 2004
Natural Pharmacy;Oct2004, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p8
Academic Journal
This article reports that more people in the U.S. are at risk for vitamin C deficiency and depletion than was previously thought, according to a recent study of vitamin C consumption and serum levels of the vitamin among participants in a larger national study. The researchers recommended that providers of healthcare discuss vitamin C supplementation with their patients, especially smokers and poor eaters. The study was based on data collected from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), using questionnaires on diet and supplement use that were completed by 13,769 respondents among the more than 30,000 NHANES III participants.


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