Research Roundup

February 2000 Issue

Research Roundup

Vitamin C significantly lowered blood pressure in 39 people with high blood pressure, in a study from the Boston University School of Medicine and the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. The volunteers took either vitamin C (2,000 milligrams initially, followed by 500 a day) or a placebo, while continuing blood pressure medication. After one month, those in the vitamin C group lowered blood pressure an average of about 9%, while

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