Forum: The Cold War

The American Medical Association continues its unjustified effort to downgrade vitamin C [March 24]. The effectiveness of vitamin C against the common cold is not nil, as stated by the A.M.A. Instead, every one of the twelve controlled studies that have been carried out in which subjects were exposed to cold viruses by contact with other people and in which some subjects regularly received the vitamin C, an average of 1,000 mg. per day, and others received an inactive tablet, gave the result that the vitamin-C subjects had less illness than the controls. The average amount of decreased illness for the...

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