Written on the 10 July 2016 by YSCP
Some older populations have been found to have vitamin C intakes considerably below the RDA for women and men. Vitamin C intake may be particularly important for older adults who are at higher risk for age-related chronic diseases. Evidence suggests that the efficiency of one of the molecular mechanisms for the cellular uptake of vitamin C declines with age.
Vitamin C intake is therefore especially important for older adults who are at higher risk for chronic diseases caused, in part, by oxidative damage, such as heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and cataract.
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