• Ensuring Adequate Vitamin C Could Ward Off Deadly Stroke

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    Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold (though it's thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

    Natural Health News — Getting enough vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of haemorrhagic stroke, according to a new study.

    Vitamin C is abundant in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli and strawberries. It is also available in supplement form. Haemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischaemic stroke, but is more often deadly.

    The results of this small study have been released prior to publication, and are due to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

    To understand the effects of Vitamin C the  researchers compared 65 people who had experienced an intracerebral heamorrhagic stroke, or a blood vessel rupture inside the brain to 65 healthy people.

    Participants were tested for the levels of vitamin C in their blood. In 41% of cases the subjects had normal levels of vitamin C, but 45% showed depleted levels of vitamin …

    Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli, and strawberries. The recommended daily dose for vitamin C is 90 milligrams for men and 75 milligrams for women.


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