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Several studies have shown vitamin C plays a significant role in fighting disease and maintaining good health, as well as helping to relieve symptoms of some illnesses. But a new study shows its not all good news for the dietary supplement.
On the centenary of Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, a study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on Sunday 1st July has shown that Scott's men starved to death because they were consuming far too few calories to fuel their daily exertion.
Biochemists at the University of California, Riverside report a new role for vitamin C in plants: promoting the production of twins and even triplets in plant seeds.
In late 1911, British Naval Captain Robert F. Scott led a team of five Englishmen on their quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Up to three quarters of elderly people in parts of India have vitamin C deficiency.
Danish researchers say animal studies suggest vitamin C deficiency may impair mental development.
How are the Beijing Olympics contributing to a worldwide shortage of vitamin C? In their efforts to curb air pollution for the upcoming games, the Chinese shut down manufacturing plants in and around Beijing _ including cutbacks at factories producing 80 percent of the world's ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.