A study of the blood plasma level of vitamin C in a group of old people

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Mary Parks Bell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Orrea Pye

Abstract: During recent years much research has been conducted but much remains to be accomplished to establish the optimal amount of vitamin C required by man. Scurvy as an outright deficiency disease has been studied and almost banished, but there are minor vitamin C deficiency effects on man that need closer study. The requirements of children and young adults have been widely investigated, but whether the requirement changes in old age has not been determined. A study of the vitamin C metabolism of the aged would, therefore, seem an interesting field of study. Minot, Dodd, Keller, and Frank, in a study of 540 children concluded that 1.0 milligram of vitamin C per 100 milliliters of blood serum was a satisfactory state of nutrition. Values as low as 0.3 mg./100 ml. indicate a low intake, but there is no clinical evidence of scurvy.1

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Language: English
Date: 1944
Older people $x Nutrition
Older people $x Health risk assessment
Vitamin C $x Health aspects

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