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Vitamin C may help to prevent lung disease

The results of a large study in China suggest that Vitamin C may help to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Researchers studied over 3000 people living in several different locations in China. They measured vitamin C levels in blood, tested and assessed lung function and assessed the diets of some of the participants.

The results showed that those who ate high levels of vitamin C containing foods had better lung function and a lower risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The results also showed that higher levels of vitamin C were associated with improved lung function.

American Journal of Epidemiology 1998; 148:594-599