Can Citrus Lower Stroke Risk?

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum discusses a new study on women and strokes.
1:52 | 02/24/12

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New research suggests that a compound in citrus fruits may significantly reduce the risk of stroke in women. Women who ate the most citrus -- 19% lower risk than women who ate the least. Here now to discuss the study and what's behind it as doctor Suzanne -- on cardiologist and director of women and heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital. After I'm angry to see you thanks for being -- and tell about the study it seems that eating these citrus fruits reduces a certain type of stroke. So -- inside in this daddy is that there was in 19%. Reduction. From what we call -- mixture. And what that is associated with Israeli plaque in artery atherosclerosis. -- or clots. That are sometimes due to the regular apartments -- that we know what it is about the citrus -- that is so beneficial. -- seeing that label lines in other foods red wine dark chocolate. And now in citrus fruits have dilated the arteries and combat clad. There about six different types of sleep you know it's the one and citrus fruits called flavor -- mountains. Isn't one that's shown to prevent the -- extra and they only exist in citrus fruits -- not and other types of truth turns out it's in citrus fruits and oranges. And in great things. This was figured out really -- huge study 69000. Women. And their -- -- and analyzed and was really in the citrus fruits now does drinking orange juice or grapefruit -- -- the same effect. I would be careful about where you get these -- unknowns from. Really it's not a great idea to get some juice just have the fruit in their -- are great -- fantastic thank you so much -- I'm mountain thank you.

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