Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2013
Harri Hemilä, Elizabeth Chalker
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for preventing and treating the common cold has been a subject of controversy for 70 years.
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|Members of the public||1187||91%|
|Practitioners (doctors, other healthcare professionals)||59||5%|
|Science communicators (journalists, bloggers, editors)||17||1%|
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|Student > Bachelor||235||19%|
|Student > Master||155||12%|
|Student > Ph. D. Student||85||7%|
|Readers by discipline||Count||As %|
|Medicine and Dentistry||316||25%|
|Nursing and Health Professions||123||10%|
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences||96||8%|
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||74||6%|
|Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science||69||6%|
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