Ascorbic acid requirements for smokers: analysis of a population survey.

@article{Schectman1991AscorbicAR,
  title={Ascorbic acid requirements for smokers: analysis of a population survey.},
  author={Gordon Schectman and James C. Byrd and Raymond G. Hoffmann},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={1466-70}
}
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of ascorbic acid for smokers was recently increased from 60 to 100 mg. To determine whether this new RDA for smokers is sufficient to reduce the risk of low serum ascorbic acid (AA) concentrations (LoC) to the same concentration as nonsmokers, we analyzed the dietary intakes and serum concentrations of AA in 11,582 adult respondents in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1976-1980). Serum AA concentrations and the risk of LoC (serum… CONTINUE READING

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