The antioxidant, antihistamine, and chemotactic properties of vitamin C provide the theoretical basis linking vitamin C supplementation to combating the common cold; yet, the clinical evidence is mixed. To date, vitamin C intervention trials have not systematically recorded cold symptoms daily or looked at fluctuations in plasma histamine over an extended period. Also, trials have not been conducted in individuals with marginal vitamin C status.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-66)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Nutrition