Vitamin myths again

Ralph L. Samson 73071.20 at COMPUSERVE.COM
Thu May 28 15:31:05 EST 1998

The reference is to the latest issue of Circulation, probably May 26th.
Obviously, they could not measure lung macrophage uptake of Vitamin C
without doing surgical biopsies or killing the subjects.  Earlier, I had
suggested that measuring the depletion of Vitamin C in the blood in
response to an attack on macrophages would indicate that the macrophages
were taking up Vitamin C.  I was thinking more of something involving the
skin, to minimize the threat.  The Finnish researchers were just looking
for effects of second hand smoke and kind of stumbled on these results.
I was happy to accept a "gift horse".  If Dom Spinella has a good
alternative explanation for the results, I would appreciate hearing
what it is.  Maybe enough of similar results in the future will convince
the unbelievers.
Regards, Ralph L. Samson

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