Study: Vitamin C, Omega 3 fatty acids cut death risk from cardiovascular disease
A new study led by Japanese researchers suggests high intake of vitamin C may help women reduce death risk from cardiovascular disease.
The study published in the April 21, 2011 issue of Stroke showed women who had the highest intake of vitamin were less likely to die from total stroke, coronary hearty disease, and total cardiovascular disease.
Various sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Researcher Y. Kubota and colleagues of Osaka University followed 23,119 men and 35,611 women aged 40 to 79 years who were not diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline to investigate the association between intake of vitamin C, A and E, and death risk from cardiovascular disease.
During the 16.5-year follow-up, the researchers identified 2,690 deaths from cardiovascular disease including 1,227 from stroke and 557 from coronary heart disease. Read more