Sunday, July 15. 2012
A report from the University of Oregon found that if the recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin C is increased, many people may cut down on a person's chances of developing some major diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, heart disease and stroke.
If the RDA for adults rises to 200 milligrams per day, it could cut down on deaths from the aforementioned diseases by lowering the severity of some of the issues that these issues are attributed to, such as inflammation, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure and poor immune response. At present, men are recommended to take 90 milligrams of Vitamin C per day, while women are instructed to consumer 75 milligrams.
"It's time to bring some common sense to this issue, look at the totality of the scientific evidence, and go beyond some clinical trials that are inherently flawed," said Balz Frei, professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
Patients who are concerned about developing serious illnesses and want to change their diet to improve this situation may need to speak with a doctor. In order to ensure that the process is inexpensive, looking for affordable health insurance rates may be of help.