Large Study Shows that Those with Highest Blood Levels of Vitamin C Live Twice as Long as Those with Lowest Levels
High blood levels of Vitamin C may lower the risk of mortality due to all causes by as much as 50%. This is the conclusion from a published study conducted by Dr. Key-Tee Khaw at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.
The researchers collected and analyzed data for 19,496 men and women 45 to 79 years of age. The subjects, who were participants in the Norfolk arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, were followed for 4 years. Overall, those with blood levels of Vitamin C ranging in the top 20% were 50% less likely to die, from all causes, than those in the lowest 20%.