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Population studies show that between 10-20 per cent of all adults in the developed world suffer from vitamin C deficiency. Therefore, pregnant women should think twice about omitting the daily vitamin pill.
Vitamin C deficiency is occasionally associated with a normochromic, normocytic, or else a macrocytic, anemia.
Levy reveals several surprising facts, including: arteries are commonly depleted of vitamin C, even in individuals who appear healthy and well-nourished; even when cholesterol is largely eliminated from diet, vitamin C deficiency can cause cholesterol accumulation in heart arteries; and large daily does of vitamin C and comparable doses of lysine reduce anginal chest pain.