Routine vitamin C supplementation does not reduce the incidence or severity of the common cold in the general population, though it may reduce the duration of illness; the authors of the Cochrane review concluded that given the low cost and safety "it may be worthwhile for common cold patients to test on an individual basis whether therapeutic vitamin C is beneficial." Relatively large doses of ascorbic acid may cause indigestion, particularly when taken on an empty stomach.
The mother must take in lots of energy not only during pregnancy, but for a significant time after.
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You can’t really see it but the hole in the bottom of the skull where the spinal cord exits the brain (foramen magnum) is further forward in modern humans.
Vitamin C supplementation above the RDA has been used in trials to study a potential effect on preventing and slowing the progression of age-related cataract.