Minimum Requirement

The minimum requirement for vitamin C was established in the 1940s in a depletion/repletion study, which showed that an intake of less than 10 mg per day was adequate to prevent the development of scurvy, or to cure the clinical signs. At this level of intake, wound healing is impaired, and optimum wound healing requires a mean intake of 20 mg per day. Allowing for individual variation, this gives reference intake of 30 mg/day, which was the UK figure until 1991 and the WHO/FAO figure until 2001.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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