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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Vitamin C concentrations in plasma as a function of intake: a meta-analysis.

The purpose of this study was to estimate the intake-plasma relationship for vitamin C by means of a meta-analysis. A MEDLINE search revealed 30 publications matching our inclusion criteria. We completed the set with 5 older papers and with one monograph. The proposed statistical model corrects for inconsistencies with regard to methodological differences between the various studies. Therefore, the contribution of a particular study to the estimation is independent of the number of data points. The estimations were performed for the complete data set as well as for different subgroups: "adult" aged 15-65 years, "elderly" aged 60-96 years, "nonsmokers" and "smokers". The 50th percentile of the plasma concentration for a daily vitamin C intake of 60 mg was 42.4 mumol/L. The corresponding values for the different subgroups were: "adult" 44.1 mumol/L, "elderly" 31.0 mumol/L, "nonsmokers" 42.4 mumol/L, and "smokers" 33.6 mumol/L. Thus, this meta-analysis confirms earlier results that the requirements of vitamin C is higher in "elderly" and "smokers" compared to "adult" and "nonsmokers" and it can be used for the estimation of the vitamin C intake in order to achieve a desired plasma level within a target population. In the general population the assumed optimal plasma concentration of 50 mumol/L, as proposed by a consensus conference, can be achieved by the intake of 100 mg per day, which is the new recommendation of the Austrian, German, and Swiss Nutrition Societies.[1]


  1. Vitamin C concentrations in plasma as a function of intake: a meta-analysis. Brubacher, D., Moser, U., Jordan, P. International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift für Vitamin- und Ernährungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition. (2000) [Pubmed]
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