Citrus May Help Reduce A Woman's Stroke Risk
Feb 27, 2012 16:06
A kind of antioxidant in citrus fruits and tea has been linked with a lower ischemic stroke risk in women, according to new research. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain's blood flow is blocked.
For the study, researchers found that the women who consumed the most flavonoids in their diets over a 14-year period had a 19% lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed the fewest flavonoids. Tea seemed to be the biggest source of flavonoids in the women's diets, followed by fruits like apples and oranges or orange juice.