Does vitamin C have a prophylactic or therapeutic effect in patients with/ at risk of pneumonia?
Several of the studies reviewed date from many years ago and were conducted in such extraordinary conditions e.g extreme cold that the results may not apply to the general population. There were 37 cases of pneumonia out of 2335 participants.
Pneumonia is relatively common, particularly in young children and the aged. It is the most common cause of admission to hospital for adults in some developed countries