HealthDay News by Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014
In a small study, French researchers have found that people deficient in vitamin C might be at greater risk for bleeding in the brain, also called hemorrhagic stroke.
Hemorrhagic strokes make up only 15 percent of all strokes, but they usually are deadlier than ischemic strokes, which occur when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked.
“This study suggests that a low level of vitamin C is a risk for spontaneous brain hemorrhages,” said the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Stephane Vannier, from Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes.