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Common colds: Does vitamin C keep you healthy?

Taking vitamin C every day to try to prevent colds does not protect most people from colds. It only slightly shortens the amount of time that they are ill. Starting to take vitamin C once you already have cold symptoms will not have any effect on your cold.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: April 23, 2014

High-Dose Vitamin C (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of high-dose vitamin C as a treatment for people with cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 8, 2015

Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. 2nd edition

How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How reliable is the evidence? And how do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in Testing Treatments. Brimming with vivid examples, Testing Treatments will inspire both patients and professionals.

Pinter & Martin.

Version: 2011
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