A large European study has found that increased levels of the vitamin C can significantly cut stroke risks.
The study, part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer, looked at more than 20,000 people over a period of more than 9 years.
The highest average blood levels of vitamin C were associated with a 42 per cent lower risk of stroke, after adjusting for age, sex, smoking habits, alcohol consumption, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, BMI, and physical activity. Results were the same when participants who consumed vitamin C-containing supplements were excluded form the results, suggesting that the benefits likely came from vitamin C-rich foods.
* NutraIngredients.com January 7, 2008