Antioxidant vitamins and mortality in older persons
I just love it when one article ties into my ramblings from a previous article. Here we see a higher mortality in older persons with a lower serum vitamin C level. Basically, more vitamin C = live longer (I would bet those patients with higher levels did not have scurvy, either…). To put the results even more dramatically, the patients with the highest levels had HALF the mortality risk of the group with the lowest levels.
AJCN — Abstracts: Fletcher et al. 78 (5): 999.