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Adequate Vitamin C Linked to Lower Risk for Heart Disease and Early Death

Vitamin C Benefits

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  • People with the highest intake of fruits and vegetables had a 15 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 20 percent lower risk of early death
  • Those with the highest plasma vitamin C levels also had significantly reduced rates of heart disease and all-cause mortality
  • A primary reason why people who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of heart disease and early death may be because of their high vitamin C levels

By Dr. Mercola

Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits is widely known to lower your risk of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease while cutting your risk of dying prematurely nearly in half.

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