Vit C lowers stroke

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.