Frequent consumption of foods high in vitamin C may reduce the risk of stroke among non-smokers.
This research work studied the impact of high dietary ingestion of antioxidant vitamins on the risk of stroke. A group of researchers collated data on the diets and incidence of stroke among 82,044 Japanese men and women within the age bracket of 45 to 74 years.
The team of investigators noted that individuals who were non-smokers and consumed generous portions of foods rich in vitamin C had low propensity to suffer from stroke. The data from this study show that greater intake of vitamin c-containing foods may make a stroke attack less likely to occur in individuals who are non-smokers.