Vitamin C and the common cold – Clinton county leader

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:06 am

Vitamin C and the common cold


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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – In 1970, the biochemist Linus Pauling published “Vitamin C and the Common Cold,” promoting the idea that large doses of the vitamin could reduce the severity and duration of a cold.

“There have been several well-designed studies that tested vitamin C’s ability to reduce the risk of developing a cold or lessen the symptoms. The conclusion was that the vitamin does neither,” said Tammy Roberts, nutrition specialist for University of Missouri Extension.

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