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Vitamin C intake may reduce risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The antioxicant vitamin C has a protective affect against joint inflammation or rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers claim that people consuming the lowest level of vitamin C were three times more likely to develop inflammatory arthritis. However, they also say that long-term use of vitamin C supplements might make osteoarthritis worse.

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About: Vitamin C intake may reduce risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Date: 9 June 2004

Source: WebMD Medical News

Author: Jennifer Warner

URL: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/88/99940.htm?z=1728_00000_1000_nb_04

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