Writing in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, researchers from Ulleval University Hospital in Norway report that increased intakes of vitamin C and fruit and berries were associated with less thickening of the carotid artery.
“Increased intake of vitamin C and fruit and berries seemed to contribute to the lesser progression of the carotid intima media thickness (IMT) in elderly men who were given dietary advice,” wrote lead author Ingrid Ellingsen...
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Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 8-14
“Vitamin C consumption is associated with less progression in carotid intima media thickness in elderly men: A 3-year intervention study”
Authors: I. Ellingsen, I. Seljeflot, H. Arnesen, S. Tonstad