Citric fruits may help prevent ischemic stroke

Eating citric fruits may help reduce risk of ischemic stroke, according to a new study recently published in the journal Stroke. It is a possibility only because the study was not a trial and a causal relationship between the two had not been proved.

Aedín Cassidy, PhD of Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK and colleagues conducted the study and found men and women in the highest quintile of citric fruit/juice consumption were 10 percent less likely to suffer ischemic stroke.

Ischemic stroke is death of part of brain tissue (cerebral infarction) due to an inadequate supply of blood and oxygen to the brain caused by blockage of any artery.

The current study was intended to examine the association between intake of flavonoids and risk of ischemic, hemorrhagic and total stroke.

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