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Health.com: 10 Winter Health Myths Busted

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Myth: Vitamin C Prevents Colds

OK, this might be more of a half-myth. Meeting your 75mg recommended daily allowance of vitamin C is important in maintaining a healthy immune system to prevent and even fight off colds, according to one 2013 study from the University of Helsinki. Other studies have shown that taking a large dose of vitamin C at the first sign of sniffles may help shorten the length and reduce the severity of a cold.

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