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By Rachel Zelkowitz
ScienceNOW Daily News
5 August 2008
In humans, the concentration of ascorbic
acid in the extracellular fluid normally doesn't climb higher than 0.2
millimoles. But in other studies, researchers have injected
humans with the same solution they gave the mice and increased vitamin
C in the blood to more than 10 millimoles.
happen to be a fan of Pauling's 1968 idea, so this sloppy journalism
annoys me. What is presumably meant is concentrations of 0.2 /
10 millimole per L (abbrev. millimolar, mM).