HEALTH PROBLEMS AND VITAMIN C IN CANADIAN NORTHERN MILITARY OPERATIONS

Authors
  1. Sabiston, B.H.
  2. Radomski, M.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report describes results of an ongoing Vitamin C survey designed to examine both the Vitamin C status of troops and the effects of a daily Vitamin C supplement on the incidence and severity of colds in troops undergoing operational training. Results indicate that a daily 1000 mg supplement of Vitamin C reduced significantly the incidence of colds as assessed on the basis of symptom complexes reported on health survey cards. While the overall incidence of colds was influenced significantly by Vitamin C, both on an individual and a ten group basis, the duration of local cold symptoms was not. Significant reduction of whole blood ascorbate levels was observed post-exercise on three separate serials of Exercise New Viking.
Report Number
DCIEM-74-R-1012 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1974
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
74-04588
CANDIS No
23882
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: