"Previous studies, both in our hospital and other centers have shown that most acutely hospitalized patients of subnormal levels of vitamins C and D in the blood," said Dr. L. John Hoffer, MD, Ph.D., a researcher at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research.
"About one in five emergency room patients in our hospital is a level of vitamin C, so low as to be compatible with scurvy," said Hoffer
, and chief medical officer in the Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, and Professor of Medicine at McGill University
"But patients rarely receive vitamin supplements.
Many doctors simply do not know about the problem.
Subclinical deficiencies of vitamin C and D have each been associated with psychological disorders, so we examined this aspect in our clinical trials."
"The absence of any effect of vitamin D in a good mood the evidence we are not dealing with a placebo," said Dr. Hoffer