Vitamin C from fruits and vegetables may lower chances for heart disease, but earlier studies were unclear. Doctors gathered information on 97,203 people, some of whom had a genetic tendency toward higher circulating levels of vitamin C, and lower chances for heart disease. Comparing these people with others who had high circulating levels of vitamin C from eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables, doctors found similar heart health benefits. Those who got the most fruits and vegetables were 15 percent less likely to develop heart disease and 20 percent less likely to die prematurely compared to those who got the least.
Reference: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 2015, Vol. 101, No. 6, 1135-43
Natural Insights for WellBeing January 2016
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