Vitamin C may reduce stroke risk
(KTVI)-Like oranges, grapefruits, and other great sources of Vitamin C? Then you may be reducing your risk of stroke. A study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology showed people with the high levels of vitamin C in their blood had the lowest risk of hemorrhagic stroke, a rare but more deadly type of stroke.
The study involved testing vitamin C blood levels in 65 individuals who had suffered an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke and 65 people who had never had a stroke. Research showed that 45 percent had normal vitamin C levels and 45 percent had very low levels. The people who had not experienced strokes were those with high levels of the vitamin.
Vitamin C has also been shown to boost immunity.