Vitamin C supplementation reduces the odds of developing a common cold in Republic of Korea Army recruits

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Vitamin C supplementation reduces the odds of developing a common cold in Republic of Korea Army recruits

Post Number:#1  Post by MichaelPD346 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:27 am

A randomised controlled trial by researchers from the South Korean Armed Forced / Department of Public Health gave 6000 mg/day of vitamin C to soldiers. 6 grams is large for a study such as this and qualifies as a megadose. Similar studies in the past used much smaller amounts.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32139409

The vitamin C group had a 0.80-fold lower risk of getting a common cold than did the placebo group


I'm not good at maths or statistics - can anyone tell me what 0.80- fold means in layman's terms?

It is significant that the South Korean Government is planning to give 6g a day per soldier doing National Service - which is a huge number of people.

Vitamin C intake provides evidence to suggest that reducing the common colds in Korean Army soldiers. Our results may serve as a basis for introducing military healthcare policies that can provide vitamin C supplementation for military personnel in basic military training.

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