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Vitamin C and Human Nutrition
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Yi Li, B.Sc., and Herb E. Schellhorn, Ph.D.

Y. Li is a graduate student and Dr. Schellhorn is Professor, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Within the past 12 months, Y. Li and H.E. Schellhorn report no conflicts of interest or competing interests.

Release Date: 03/25/2008
Termination Date: 03/25/2011

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the genetic cause for vitamin C deficiency in humans and why dietary vitamin C intake levels should be determined on an individual basis
  • Discuss the reason why the loss of vitamin C producing-ability might have been beneficial in human evolution
  • Identify individuals for whom vitamin C supplementation may pose health risk
  • Discuss why vitamin C, especially when taken large quantities, is poorly absorbed and stored by the body
  • Describe the relationship between the effective serum concentrations of vitamin C and the therapeutic values of this vitamin in cancer and cardiovascular disease.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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