The one-fourth of men with the lowest plasma vitamin C levels were 2.1 times more likely to have a stroke during a 10.4 year follow-up compared to the one-fourth of men with the highest vitamin C levels according to a study from Finland which followed 2419 middle-aged men, 42- to 60-years-old, with no history of stroke at baseline.
This was after adjusting for body mass index, systolic blood pressure, smoking, alcohol consumption, serum total cholesterol, diabetes, and exercise-induced myocardial ischemia.
Low vitamin C in hypertensive men and overweight men and risk of stroke: 2.4X greater risk and 2.7X greater risk
Comparing the one-fourth of men with the lowest serum vitamin C levels versus the one-fourth with the highest levels, the risk of stroke was 2.4 times higher in hypertensive men and 2.7 times higher in overweight men.
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