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Nutr Rev. 2000 Jun;58(6):184-7.

Effect of vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta-carotene on stroke risk.

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  • 1Medical Policlinic, University Hospital, Z├╝rich, Switzerland.

Abstract

In a recent prospective observational study, vitamins C and E and beta-carotene did not elicit protective effects on stroke risk. Lutein, however, may elicit such protection. Nevertheless, these nutrients may be important modulators of the outcome after the occurrence of a stroke. At present, optimal control of the classic stroke risk factors in combination with increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and antioxidant nutrients may represent the safest and most efficient strategy to control stroke risk.

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