Low Vitamin C Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis in HUMANS

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Low Vitamin C Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis in HUMANS

Post Number:#1  Post by ofonorow » Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:19 am

Low Vitamin C Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis (UK)

The following study
Vitamin C and the risk of developing inflammatory polyarthritis: prospective nested case-control study.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... query_hl=2

as summarized here

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3041485.stm

David Scott wrote:"It seems there is a particularly strong link between the risk of developing some forms of arthritis and a low intake of vitamin C.


From the study abstract:

RESULTS: Lower intakes of fruit and vegetables, and vitamin C were associated with an increased risk of developing IP. Those in the lowest category of vitamin C intake, compared with the highest, increased their risk of developing IP more than threefold.


This study in humans should have made world-wide news. Instead, a study on animals that exaggerated a finding of "larger knee knobs" in ginuea pigs into the conclusion "vitamin C worsens arthritis" made world-wide headlines a few weeks earlier. The early report entirely negated the "news value" in the real science.

Visit this link for a reminder about how Big Pharma apparently controls the world press: http://www.internetwks.com/owen/taleoftwo.htm

Another supportive study was

Antioxidant status in rheumatoid arthritis and role of antioxidant therapy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... query_hl=9

This "real" study on live humans found

The blood concentrations of total thiols, glutathione and vitamin C were found to be significantly lower in rheumatoid arthritis patients as compared to healthy controls...

CONCLUSIONS: The antioxidant defense system is compromised in rheumatoid arthritis patients. There is a shift in the oxidant/antioxidant balance in favor of lipid peroxidation, which could lead to the tissue damage observed in the disease. The results suggest the necessity for therapeutic co-administration of antioxidants along with conventional drugs to such patients.


Now for the other side..

Our motto is "fair and balanced."

Here is a "cautionary note" that receives "equal time" in MEDLINE?

Vitamin C contributes to inflammation via radical generating mechanisms: a cautionary note.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... query_hl=9

What's wrong with this picture? It might be well-meaning, but it is hypothetical. This is not the report of an experiment, a clinical trial, or a meta analysis. It is someone's opinion. It may very well be based on other "opinions." This reminds me more of a rumor, not science, but reports like this seem to have an affect on good people, such as Mr. Barbee.
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