Low vitamin C levels are associated with inflammation

Vitamin C and the risk of developing inflammatory polyarthritis: prospective nested case-control study

The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the relationship between vitamin C, consumption of fruit and vegetables and the risk of developing inflammatory polyarthritis (inflammation of several joints, IP). Men and women aged 45–74 years were recruited in the study. The researchers discovered that lower intakes of vitamin C, fruit and vegetables were associated with an increased risk of developing IP. Further details can be found in the study.
D J Pattison, A J Silman, N J Goodson, M Lunt, D Bunn, R Luben, A Welch, S Bingham, K-T Khaw, N Day, D P M Symmons. Vitamin C and the risk of developing inflammatory polyarthritis: prospective nested case-control study. Ann Rheum Dis 2004;63:843-847.



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