Popular press article Essay

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Popular Press Article
Francis Nye
2/14/2014
Nutrition http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/prevent-stroke-9-am “Prevent a Stroke by 9 AM,” is an article written by Jessica Girdwain discussing how including more vitamin C in your diet can help lower the risk of one of the most deadly types of strokes. There were no credentials given about the author. This claim is backed by research and studies by a few different sources. The article has great factual evidence and includes the name of the research sources. However there are no links or ways to find them included in the article. Besides the exclusion of links to see the resource sources the article is solid all the way through. Eating a vitamin C packed breakfast could help lower your risk for one of the deadliest types of strokes. A French study was done comparing sixty-five individuals that had an intracerebral hemorrhage (a stroke in which a blood vessel ruptures in the brain.) Generally people that suffered had blood levels containing lower levels of vitamin C than the control group that had a normal level of vitamin C. Lack of vitamin C cannot cause a stroke. According to the study’s coauthor Stéphane Vannier, M.D vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent the buildup of plaque in arteries, but too little is linked with high blood pressure. Which is a risk factor for brain hemorrhaging. According to a 2013 meta-analysis from China people with the highest intake of vitamin C reduced their risk of a…