Nutrition of elderly men living alone. Part 2, Vitamin C and thiamine status.

@article{McClean1976NutritionOE,
  title={Nutrition of elderly men living alone. Part 2, Vitamin C and thiamine status.},
  author={H E McClean and Penny Dodds and Alistair W Stewart and Donald W. Beaven and Clifford Riley},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={1976},
  volume={84 575},
  pages={
          345-8
        }
}
A dietary survey using the five day record method was carried out on 35 elderly men living alone in the Christchurch area. The mean calculated intake of vitamin C for these men was 31 mg/day. These dietary intakes of vitamin C were significantly correlated with both plasma vitamin C levels and with leucocyte vitamin C levels. Twelve men (34 percent) with lowered dietary intakes of vitamin C were in the range for asymptomatic scurvy. The mean calculated intake of thiamine was 1.05 mg/day. The… CONTINUE READING

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