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Data analysis shows vitamin C may reduce duration of colds
« on: February 13, 2013, 01:39:57 PM »
"Analysis of data from 72 trials found regular use of vitamin C supplements may reduce the duration of colds but does not prevent them for most people. Researchers from the University of Helsinki said the supplements led to about an 8% reduction in the duration of cold symptoms for adults and a 14% reduction for children."

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/779063

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Re: Data analysis shows vitamin C may reduce duration of colds
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 04:38:26 PM »
Hmmm not a fan of metanalysis especially when the parameters used are so broad. Lack of controls means you can't draw affirmative singular conclusions.