Thursday, January 1, 2009

Vitamin C connected to low blood pressure In young women

"A new survey conducted in young females connects high vitamin C in the bloodstream with lower blood pressure. This finding 'strongly suggests that vitamin C is specifically important in maintaining a healthy blood pressure,' lead author Dr. Gladys Block, of the University of California, Berkeley, said. Prior data connected high plasma levels of vitamin C with healthier blood pressure in the middle-aged and older, usually with unhealthy blood pressure, Block and colleagues stated. The new study took 242 black and white women, about 18 and 21 years old, with healthy blood pressure, who previously participated in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study. The women entered the study at the age of 8 to 11 years old. In 10 years, their plasma levels of vitamin C and blood pressure were closely followed" - redOrbit

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