LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 262 – Myth of Vitamin C

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Levi, Anthea. “8 things that happen to your body when you eat sugar,”
Time. (March 28, 2017)

Have you ever heard of the saying, “Too much of anything isn’t good for you”? Many of us are addicted to sweet foods but eating too much sugar can derail your health.

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2. Chodosh, Sara. “What does vitamin C actually do?”
Popular Science. (April 4, 2017)

Until recently, scientists discover that regular ingestion of vitamin C has no effect on the common cold, nor does it cure your ailment. There is no need to take vitamin C supplements unless you have a genuine deficiency. Eating a balanced diet would provide your body with the required vitamin C for the day.

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The rules of life: a personal code for living a better, happier, more successful life / Richard Templar

This book is about striving to become positive, happy, and successful in one’s life. The rules are pretty simple, easy to understand, and cover many aspects of life including yourself, your friends, your family and your society.



1970: Critical explosion cripples Apollo 13

On April 14, 1970, an explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the Apollo 13 spacecraft during flight. The crew were forced to orbit the Moon and return to the Earth without landing.

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