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8 Health Benefits of Vitamin C, Lower Blood Pressure and the Risk of Heart Disease

7. Lowering the Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Many factors increase the risk of heart disease, including high blood pressure, high triglyceride or LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and low HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Vitamin C can help reduce these risk factors, which can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Several studies have shown that people who consume at least 700 mg of vitamin C each day have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease than those who do not take vitamin C supplements.

8. Reducing the Risk of Dementia

Dementia is a broad term used to describe symptoms of poor thinking and memory skills. It affects more than 35 million people worldwide and usually occurs between the ages of 30 and over.

Studies show oxidative stress and inflammation near the brain, spine, and nerves (all known as the central nervous system) can increase the risk of dementia.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Low levels of this vitamin have been linked to impaired thinking and memory abilities.

In addition, several studies have shown people with dementia may have lower blood levels of vitamin C, so taking this type of vitamin can be linked to reducing the risk of developing dementia, which can interfere with a person’s ability to remember and think.

Source: Healthline, Dnafit

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