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Mega-dose vitamin C in treatment of the common cold: a randomised controlled trial

Audrera, Carmen; Patulny, R; Sander, B; Douglas, Robert M


Objective: To determine the effect of large doses of vitamin C in the treatment of the common cold. Study design: Double-blind, randomised clinical trial with four intervention arms: vitamin C at daily doses of 0.03 g ("placebo"), 1 g, 3 g, or 3 g with additives ("Bio-C") taken at onset of a cold and for the following two days. Participants and setting: 400 healthy volunteers were recruited from staff and students of the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, between May 1998 and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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