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Darwin-L Message Log 8:112 (April 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<8:112>From RMBURIAN@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU  Sat Apr 30 21:53:38 1994

Date: Sat, 30 Apr 94 22:50:13 EDT
From: "Richard M. Burian" <RMBURIAN@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU>
Subject: Vitamin C toxicity
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

   Just a brief note:  I'm surprised that no one in the flurry about
Vitamin C has explained the lack of toxicity in comparison with Vitamins
A and D.  Vitamin C is water soluble and hence does not accumulate;
it is passed out of the body in relatively short order.  Not so for A
and D.  Accordingly, even megadoses of C don't accumulate (e.g., in
the liver) as A and D do.

Richard Burian
Science Studies
Virginia Tech

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