Vitamin C status of institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly in Central Kentucky.


A survey of 139 elderly volunteers between 60 and 90 years of age was conducted to determine their vitamin C status and to investigate possible relationships between the plasma vitamin C level, the participant's age, sex, and institutionalization status. When the participants' vitamin C levels were compared by age groups (60-70, 71-80, 81-90) and sex, no… (More)


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