Vitamin C, a friend of health. According to a new study, taking it every day can give the same benefits as a daily walk with significant benefits on the cardiovascular system
Vitamin C: , friend of health. According to a new study taking it every day can give the same benefits as one walk daily with significant benefits on the cardiovascular system.
This was revealed by new research conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder, presented at the 14th edition of the International Conference on Endothelin in Savannah.
For scientists, taking supplements of Vitamin C each day can have cardiovascular benefits similar to those obtained with regular exercise in adult individuals.
The blood vessels of overweight and obese adults in fact have a high activity of protein endothelium (ET-1), which results in a narrowing of blood vessels, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Previous studies had shown how sport helps to reduce elevated Et-1 levels but the new research sought to understand if vitamin C supplements could improve vessel function, also lowering Et-1.
The team looked at the health of 35 overweight or obese sedentary adults for three months. Twenty volunteers had taken daily vitamin C supplements, while 15 had followed a daily aerobic exercise program.
The tests then revealed that a daily supplemental dose of vitamin C (500 mg) reduced the amount of ET-1 as well as physical activity.
An extra help, even if a good walk never hurts.
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