Research Roundup

June 2001 Issue

Research Roundup

Vitamin C blood levels are significantly lower in people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a study from Belgium. The clogged leg arteries of PAD can lead to aches, cramps and burning pain in the legs when walking. In the study, researchers compared blood levels of vitamin C in 85 people with PAD, 106 people with high blood pressure but no PAD, and 113 healthy people. About half the PAD group had

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