Vitamin C continues to not set the medical world on fire
This time, it was in preeclampsia. According to a new article in NEJM, Vitamin C and E do not have an effect on regulating the blood pressure in this dangerous disorder of pregnancy.
The best explanation for preeclampsia was in this New York Times article way back in 2006. We didn't have Twitter back then! Anyway, they reported on a theory that preeclampsia reflects the struggle between baby and mother: baby wants to raise mother's blood pressure to get more nutrients, while mother wants to maintain normal blood pressure to protect her own kidneys.
I am still waiting for evidence that Vitamin C has any effect on medical illnesses besides scurvy. Remember when Vitamin C was going to revolutionize medicine? We are still waiting for the evidence.