The benefits of vitamin C is known even to schoolchildren, but, as the scientists were able to verify in Sweden, take it at their own discretion "to prevent and strengthen the immune system" can be very dangerous. In particular, it was found that vitamin C can badly affect the kidneys.
Swedish researchers at the Karolinska University issued a warning that self-medicate using vitamins highly risky to health.
Large-scale project has allowed the Swedes to physicians to conclude that people are constantly receiving "askorbinku" an increased risk of renal disease.
"Receiving high doses of vitamin C doubles the risk of kidney stones," - this is the opinion of scientists from the Karolinska University.
For 11 years they have monitored the changes in the health of 23355 men who do not suffer from kidney disease to the beginning of the experiment. During this period, 436 people were diagnosed with "nephrolithiasis" (nephrolithiasis). The researchers analyzed the features of their way of life and have established a link between problems with the kidneys and taking vitamins.
"If the subjects consumed daily vitamin C as a dietary supplement (1000 mg), the risk of nephrolithiasis was significantly higher than in those who did not take any food supplements", - told the doctors about this correlation.