What ranks second worldwide among causes of death? Strokes. How can your risk of suffering a stroke be reduced? By keeping your vitamin C intake at an appropriate level. Medical researchers recently determined that low vitamin C levels can have hemorrhagic effects. A healthy level of vitamin C can also strengthen tissues. It also helps people keep blood vessel healthy, stabilizes one’s blood sugar, regulates one’s blood pressure, and assists the digestive system. Overall, it has great influence on your cardiovascular system.
- Data shows that nearly 150,000 individuals are felled by stroke every year, in the U.S. alone.
- Another way to assess the magnitude of stroke death in the U.S. is to realize that a different person is targeted by stroke every 40 seconds.
- Research has linked hemorrhagic consequences to low vitamin C plasma levels, specifically those falling below 11 micromoles per liter.
“Researchers speculate a deterioration in tissue strength could be contributing to the bleeding in the brain that accompanies hemorrhagic stroke.”