A controlled clinical trial of ascorbic acid for the common cold.

  title={A controlled clinical trial of ascorbic acid for the common cold.},
  author={Terri L. Lewis and T R Karlowski and Albert Z. Kapikian and John M Lynch and G W Shaffer and Donald A. George},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Vitamin C has bcen a popular medication for preventing the common cold and reducing the severity of cold symptoms for many years.1-5 Professor Pauling's recent book on thc subjcct has led to even further use of vitamin C in even larger doses." This study was performed to look for a difference in the frequency and severity of colds in a generally healthy, middle-class, medically aware population of employees at the National Institutes of Health. High doses of vitamin C were used for both… CONTINUE READING

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