By Life Extension Magazine:
In a new study, researchers examined vitamin C blood levels and their relationship with patients’ health.1
The study involved 948 randomly selected, healthy men and women aged 53 to 84, whose blood was collected in 1999-2000.1 Subjects were closely followed for the next 16 years, and their health was tracked.
What the study showed was that people whose 16-year-old blood samples contained the highest levels of vitamin C back then had significantly lower risks of dying now.1
The differences were dramatic. Those in the highest quartile of baseline blood vitamin C levels were 25% less likely to die than those in the lowest quartile.1
Finally, when the researchers analyzed data by disease type, they found that those in the top quartile of blood vitamin C levels in 1999-2000 were at a lower risk for both heart disease and cancer deaths 16 years later.1
Many other studies also show a clear link between vitamin C and leading a long, healthy life.
While higher vitamin C levels are associated with people who practice healthier behavior patterns, this study nonetheless shows striking reductions in mortality rates in those with the highest blood levels of vitamin C...continued...
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