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Do Vitamins Extend Lifespan?

In a UCLA report in 1992 it was announced that men who took 800 mg a day of vitamins C lived six years longer than those who consumed the FDA’s recommended daily allowance of 60 mg a day. The study, which evaluated 11, 348 participants over a ten year period of time, showed that high vitamin C intake extended average life span and reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease by 42%. This study was published in the journal Epidemiology (1992; 3:3, pp 194-202).

In another study involving 11, 178 participants (published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition August 1996) those who took vitamin C and E supplements experienced a 42% reduction in overall mortality.