Saturday, October 4, 2008

Vitamin C Might Help Lower Hypertension

A new Italian study suggests for the first time that vitamin C may help lower high blood pressure.
Vitamin C may help lower high blood pressure by calming an overactive central nervous system, new Italian research suggests.

Using intravenously delivered vitamin C, "our study demonstrated for the first time in humans that we can reduce sympathetic nervous system overactivity, and consequently blood pressure, (by) targeting oxidative stress," said study lead author Dr. Rosa Maria Bruno from the University of Pisa. Read more

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