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April 2001 Issue

High Vitamin C Levels Linked to Longer Life

Eating just one additional serving of a vitamin C-rich fruit or vegetable each day can raise blood levels of C enough to reduce the risk of dying by 20%, according to findings from the University of Cambridge in England. The study followed nearly 20,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 79 for about four years. The volunteers were grouped according to the amount of vitamin C in their blood. Those with the highest vitamin C

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