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Subject: New LANCET Study Confirms Truth: Higher Vitamin C Levels Decrease Mortality From All Causes: New Archives of Opthamology Study: Vitamin C Reduces Cataract Incidence By 60%
From: "International Advocates for Health Freedom"
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 22:14:47 -0500

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IAHF List: See the discussion below about the latest LANCET findings endorsing the use of High Potency Vitamin C to decrease mortality from ALL Causes. Also see the study re Vit C reducing cataract incidence by 60%

This is why the Pharma Cartel is so desperate to ban our access to high potency vitamins through Codex and harm-onization. It would raise serious HELL with the sales of pharmaceutical drugs if this information were to be massively forwarded world wide, so lets do just THAT and bring them to their KNEES! They want to mess with our health, steal our vitamins and genocide us???? Not unless WE let them!! So.... Forward! Forward! Forward!!

At our Anti Codex demonstration in Berlin last summer, Matthias Rath told us all that each time our information circles the globe, more people wake up to the truth, which becomes increasingly harder to suppress. He likened our situation to that which existed in the 15th century re literacy. After Gutenburg invented movable type and the world's first printing press, the world's first mass produced book became widely avaialable- (the Bible), and people worked hard to teach each other to read. The ruling elite at that time didn't want anyone to know how to read, any more than their counterparts today want us to know the truth about the healing power of nutrients. The ruling elite were burning printing presses back then just as they're attacking our access to vitamins today.

So in the 15th century, the literacy rate went sky high as the people of the world simply sprang into motion to battle against the darkness. Today, we're in the same situation. After reading the material below, please encourage more people to sign our anti Codex petitions at and at

We have a Codex Vitamin Oversight Hearing Scheduled for March 20 in Washington, and we must hold their feet to the fire. Please see the information on the sites listed above plus and educate your Senators and Congressmen to the truth regarding this issue. See the photos and videotape from our Anti Codex Demonstration in Berlin at and see the Chair of the Codex meeting force me to turn my camcorder off at in the Media section. This illustrates why huge demonstrations have ensued against these meetings. They want OUR vitamins??? No WAY! Codex Vitamin Oversight Hearing March 20, see IAHF Comments to Congress at by clicking on the green spinning disk. Please submit your own Codex comments to Congress. Use IAHF's as a guide or develop your own.If you copy IAHF's be sure to include your own cover letter.

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Higher vitamin C levels associated with lower mortality from all causes

PROTOCOL: Prevention;

By such processes as free radical scavenging, protecting lipid membranes, and contributing to collagen and hormone production, vitamin C is involved in the prevention of a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. In a study to appear in tomorrow's issue of the medical journal The Lancet, researchers from Cambridge University in England sought to confirm the association between serum vitamin C levels and mortality from all causes as well as specifically from cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease and cancer. They found an inverse correlation between vitamin C levels and all cause mortality over a four year period.

The study participants were part of a prospective population study of men and women ages 45 to 79 in the United Kingdom, from whom the researchers recruited 19,496 subjects. At the beginning of the study participants were clinically examined and completed a health and lifestyle questionnaire and food intake diaries. Serum ascorbic acid levels were measured one year into the study. Causes of death were followed up and validated for four years.

In the group having the highest serum vitamin C concentrations the risk of all cause mortality in the four year period was half that of the group who had the lowest vitamin C concentrations. This inverse relationship of ascorbic acid levels to mortality was consistent throughout the different levels of ascorbic acid concentration. Mortality from cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease was also inversely correlated with ascorbic acid levels, as was cancer in men. Ascorbic acid levels were not correlated with a lower risk of cancer death for women during the four year period, which the researchers speculated could be related to the different types of cancer diagnosed in men and women.

The increase in serum vitamin C was correlated with an increase in dietary consumption of fruits and vegetables. An increase in vitamin C equivalent to consuming one extra serving of a fruit or vegetable per day was determined to be associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of all-cause mortality. The researchers conclude that small changes in intake of vitamin C could have large effects.


The Vitamin C Controversy

Does vitamin C cause kidney stones? That's what some doctors still say, but a report from Harvard Medical School showed no increased risk of kidney stones when evaluating 85,557 women over a 14 year study period. This report, published in the April 1999 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, showed that women who consumed 1500 mg a day or more of vitamin C were no more likely to develop kidney stones than women who consumed less than 250 mg of vitamin C a day. The study did reveal that women who consumed 40 mg or more of vitamin B6 were 34% less likely to contract kidney stones compared to women taking fewer than 3 mg a day of B6. So now that kidney stone risk has been ruled out, let's look at some of the human studies showing positive benefits to vitamin C supplementation.

In the early 1990s, several large population studies showed a reduction in cardiovascular disease in those who consumed vitamin C. The media reported on some of these findings and this favorable publicity helped push a bill through Congress that prevented the FDA from banning high-potency vitamin C and other supplements.

The most significant report emanated in 1992 from UCLA, where it was announced that men who took 800 mg a day of vitamin C lived 6 years longer than those who consumed the FDA's recommended daily allowance of 60 mg a day. The study, which evaluated 11,348 participants over a 10 year period of time, showed that high vitamin C intake extended average life span and reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease by 42%. This study was published in the journal Epidemiology (1992; 3 [3]:194-202).

The published research findings suggest that vitamin C may reduce mortality in coronary artery disease patients, increase life span, and possibly eliminate the effects of nitrate tolerance in those taking nitrate drugs. While not recognized in the medical establishment as a therapy for coronary artery disease, there now exists an accumulated wealth of evidence that vitamin C has beneficial effects in the treatment of heart-related illnesses.

In the News:

Vitamin Supplements Reduce Cataract Incidence by 60%

In a study just published in the Archives of Ophthalmology [2000;118:1556-1563], researchers examined data from more than 3,000 people aged 43 to 86 years. Individuals who took a multivitamin or a supplement that contained vitamin C or E for more than 10 years had a 60% reduced risk of developing a cataract.

This study showed that the relationship between long-term supplement use and lower cataract incidence remained regardless of other known risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, diabetes, age, weight and physical activity. Taking multivitamins or supplements for less than 10 years, however, did not appear to lower the risk of developing a cataract. The fact that short term vitamin supplement use did not reduce cataracts is not surprising since eye lens protein degradation develops over an extended period.

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