Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests.
researchers have found necking drinks rich in vitamin C - such such as
orange juice - makes no difference to couch potatoes.
But in people who work out, vitamin C can halve the risk and even help get rid of the sniffles. Scientists from the University of Helsinki
embarked on a series of studies involving more than 11,000 people to
work out the benefits of Vitamin C, found in many vegetables and fruits,
such as oranges, strawberries and kiwis.
gave groups of volunteers, including Swiss school children, marathon
runners, teenage competitive swimmers and Canadian soldiers, a dose of
the vitamin and then assessed its impact on their health.
Source - Daily Mail