Vit C lowers stroke

| Post published on June 2, 2008
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New research from the University of Cambridge shows strong links between vitamin C levels and the risk of stroke. This study measured vitamin C levels in blood samples taken from over 20,000 people over nine years. Results showed that those with the highest levels had a 42 per cent lower risk of stroke compared to those with the lowest. This doesn’t mean you should take supplements – vitamin C in found in abundance in fresh fruit and vegetables.

Myint et al., 2008. Plasma vitamin C concentrations predict risk of incident stroke over 10 y in 20 649 participants of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer Norfolk prospective population study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 87 (1) 64-69.

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Dr. Justine Butler
I joined Viva! as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. My scientific training helped me research and write numerous reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelt out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. We were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports.

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