Relation between plasma ascorbic acid and mortality in men and women in EPIC-Norfolk prospective study: a prospective population study. European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.

@article{Khaw2001RelationBP,
  title={Relation between plasma ascorbic acid and mortality in men and women in EPIC-Norfolk prospective study: a prospective population study. European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.},
  author={Kay-Tee Khaw and Sheila Anne Bingham and Ailsa A Welch and Robert N Luben and Nicholas J Wareham and S George Oakes and N. E. Day},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={357 9257},
  pages={657-63}
}
BACKGROUND Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) might be protective for several chronic diseases. However, findings from prospective studies that relate ascorbic acid to cardiovascular disease or cancer are not consistent. We aimed to assess the relation between plasma ascorbic acid and subsequent mortality due to all causes, cardiovascular disease, ischaemic heart disease, and cancer. METHODS We prospectively examined for 4 years the relation between plasma ascorbic acid concentrations and mortality… CONTINUE READING
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