Monday, January 26, 2009

Young Women Beat the Pressure With Vitamin C

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Are you high strung? Do you feel the pressure of life coming at you at lightening speed? Or, are you the laid back type, with not so much as a care in the world? If you’re the first type, new research shows you may benefit from vitamin C, which has been shown to help lower blood pressure in young women.

What if you’re the second, “what me worry?” type? Well, sure – you’ll get the same terrific benefits of lowering your blood pressure as the other group.

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, studied close to 250 women for a period of 10 years. The women were between eight and 11 years old at the study’s onset, and the assessment of vitamin C’s impact occurred at the ten-year mark.

Those women with the highest levels of vitamin C were found to have the lowest blood pressure. The average difference was just under 5 points for the systolic reading (the top number) and just over 6 points for the diastolic reading (the bottom number).

This is good news for young women. Those who are stressed now have one additional, quite simple way to fight high blood pressure. Those who are already laid way back will most likely find even more good reasons to say, “Ah, maybe tomorrow.”

To read more about the study, see this from Reuters. To learn more about foods rich in vitamin C, see this from the World’s Healthiest Foods.


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