Daily vitamin C consumption and fatigability

J Am Geriatr Soc. 1976 Mar;24(3):136-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1976.tb04284.x.


The increased prevalence of fatigue in persons with a low intake of vitamin C is mentioned only briefly in the literature. An analysis of the authors' data on vitamin C intake and fatigability in 411 dentists and their wives revealed a negative relationship. The mean number of fatigue symptoms among the low users of vitamin C was double that among the relatively high users of vitamin C. The mean difference was statistically significant.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Alabama
  • Ascorbic Acid / administration & dosage*
  • Ascorbic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Fatigue / epidemiology*
  • Fatigue / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male


  • Ascorbic Acid