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Studies related to Rate of Sickness and Vitamin C

Vitamin C Supplementation Reduces The Odds Of Developing A Common Cold In Republic Of Korea Army Recruits: Randomised Controlled Trial

Effect Decrease
Values Logistic regression OR (95% CI). 0.80 (0.64 to 0.99)
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 1668
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Notes for this study:
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 1,668 military personnel were given 6,000 mg/day of vitamin C or placebo (in 3 divided doses after meals) daily for 30 days during cold season.

There was a statistically significant reduction in the number of participants in the vitamin C group catching a cold compared with placebo. This effect was more reliable in never-smokers.

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