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July 2002 Issue

Vitamin C May Calm Your Risk of Stroke

Getting enough vitamin C to maintain healthy blood levels may significantly reduce your risk of stroke, say researchers from Finland. They measured the blood levels of vitamin C in more than 2,400 middle-aged men with no history of stroke, then followed them for more than 10 years. They found that men with the lowest blood levels of vitamin C had more than double the risk of stroke as men with the highest levels. Men who were also overweight or

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