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Vitamin C

an Update on Current Uses and Functions

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is mainly present in fruits and vegetables. The consumption of such foods is important since the human body does not have the ability to produce this essential micronutrient. Because it is water soluble, it can also easily be lost in cooking and long-term storage. Even though the role of vitamin C has been known since the early 1930s, only recently have researchers been actively studying and demonstrating its role and function in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. These studies will be the key to providing the scientific basis that explains why this simple but important vitamin possesses such a wide range of positive biological activities.

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Vitamin Can Update on Current Uses and FunctionsEdited by Jean Guy LeBlanc

Published: May 10th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73793

ISBN: 978-1-78923-896-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-895-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-644-6

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Vitamin C

By Jean Guy LeBlanc


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2. Vitamin C

By Nermin M. Yussif


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3. Vitamin C: An Epigenetic Regulator

By Fadime Eryılmaz Pehlivan


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4. Vitamin C, Aged Skin, Skin Health

By Philippe Humbert, Loriane Louvrier, Philippe Saas and Céline Viennet


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