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Research shows that increasing your vitamin C intake could reduce your risk of stroke.

Research shows that increasing your vitamin C intake could reduce your risk of stroke.

According to a ScienceDaily press release, researchers recently determined that an increased vitamin C intake could lower people's risk of suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. They plan to present these findings at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, which is scheduled to take place this spring.

The source reports that the researchers compared 65 people who had experienced a hemorrhagic stroke with 65 healthy individuals and found that those who suffered a stroke were significantly more likely to have depleted levels of vitamin C.

"Our results show that vitamin C deficiency should be considered a risk factor for this severe type of stroke, as were high blood pressure, drinking alcohol and being overweight in our study," said study author Dr. Stéphane Vannier of Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France. "More research is needed to explore specifically how vitamin C may help to reduce stroke risk. For example, the vitamin may regulate blood pressure."

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data reveals that stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, adding that it's responsible for nearly 130,000 deaths each year. To put that into context, consider the fact that one American dies from a stroke every four minutes. With these alarming statistics in mind, it's imperative that people of all ages take whichever precautions they can to reduce their risk of having a stroke.

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