Plasma vitamin C concentrations predict risk of incident stroke over 10 y in 20 649 participants of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer Norfolk prospective population study

Phyo K. Myint, Robert N. Luben, Ailsa A. Welch, Sheila A. Bingham, Nicholas J. Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw

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The relation between plasma vitamin C and risk of stroke remains unclear. Although clinical trials showed no significant benefit of vitamin C supplementation in reducing stroke risk, they were not able to examine the relation between plasma vitamin C concentrations and stroke risk in a general population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Antioxidants
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Body Mass Index
  • Cohort Studies
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking
  • Stroke

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