Monday, July 21, 2008

High vitamin C levels associated with reduced risk of stroke

The January, 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the finding of researchers at the University of Cambridge and the MRC Centre for Nutrition and Cancer in Cambridge, England of an association of high vitamin C levels and a lower risk of stroke over a decade of follow up.

The study involved 20,649 men and women between the ages of 40 and 79 who participated in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) -Norfolk prospective study. The participants, who were free of stroke upon enrollment, received physical examinations during which blood samples were drawn and later analyzed for plasma vitamin C levels. Smoking status, medical history, and nutritional supplement use were ascertained via questionnaires completed by the subjects. Continue Reading

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