C major

Published: Saturday 15 June 1996

The debate over the magic qualities of vitaminCseems to be ending in its favour. Mark Levine of the National Institute of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda in the US, conducted a study and found that 200 milligrams a day of vitamin C appears to be an ideal daily amount. This is more than three times the 60 milligrams per day dose advised by physicians presently, Since five servings of fruits and vegetables a day will easily provide 200 milligrams a day of vitamin C, researchers ruled out the need for taking vitamin C supplements.

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