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Abscorbic acid commonly known as Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which is necessary in the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels and aids in the absorption of iron. Dietary sources of vitamin C include fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits such as oranges.

Severe deficiency of vitamin C causes scurvy. Although rare, scurvy includes potentially severe consequences, and can cause sudden death. Patients with scurvy are treated with vitamin C and should be under medical supervision.

Many uses for vitamin C have been proposed, but few have been found to be beneficial in scientific studies. In particular, research in asthma, cancer, and diabetes remains inconclusive, and no benefits have been found in the prevention of cataracts or heart disease.
Fats in our stomach may reduce the protective effects of antioxidants

Fats in our stomach may reduce the protective effects of antioxidants

Antioxidant supplements beta carotene, vitamin A and E may increase risk of death

Antioxidant supplements beta carotene, vitamin A and E may increase risk of death

Research puts something extra in your grapes

Research puts something extra in your grapes

Cancer chemical scare over soft drinks

Cancer chemical scare over soft drinks

Ascorbic acid doesn't seem to help physical exercise performance

Ascorbic acid doesn't seem to help physical exercise performance

Chemotherapy lowers levels of antioxidants and micronutrients

Chemotherapy lowers levels of antioxidants and micronutrients

Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women

Low-dose antioxidant supplementation may reduce the risk of cancer among men, but not in women

Don't choose tomatoes based on colour

Don't choose tomatoes based on colour

Vitamin C can increase the severity of spontaneous knee osteoarthritis

Vitamin C can increase the severity of spontaneous knee osteoarthritis