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Does my body know the difference between pill and food?

MagazineSeptember 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 6)Does my body know the difference between pill and food?

Re WDDTY vol 14 no 4, Alternatives, p 6, which vitamin C is it that reacts adversely with aspirin? Is it the vitamin C that my body extracts from food or is it from the 1000-g supplement I take daily? - C

Re WDDTY vol 14 no 4, Alternatives, p 6, which vitamin C is it that reacts adversely with aspirin? Is it the vitamin C that my body extracts from food or is it from the 1000-g supplement I take daily? - C. Harper, Isle of Lewis

WDDTY replies: Taking aspirin depletes vitamin C (whatever the source), so people who regularly take aspirin should consider supplementing with a few hundred milligrammes of the vitamin per day, an amount that is often found in a multivitamin (BMJ, 1975; 1: 208).


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