Haptoglobin genotype modifies the association between dietary vitamin C and serum ascorbic acid deficiency

December 2010
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Dec2010, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p1494
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which aims to determine whether the haptoglobin genotype (Hp) modifies the association between serum ascorbic acid deficiency and dietary vitamin C. The study concludes that the Hp2-2 genotype increases the risk of vitamin C deficiency. Information on the research methodology employed by the authors is provided.


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