Ageing often brings with it a reduction in muscle size and strength which can contribute to problems with mobility, balance and falls. Paying close attention to nutrition may help offset some of these changes.
Even if vitamin C tablets don't stop you getting that nasty cold, they could help you avoid something far more menacing. Researchers have found that vitamin C supplements appear to lower your risk for coronary heart disease.
Vitamin C is the main water-soluble antioxidant in our bloodstream that's thought to have a protective role against hardening of the arteries and heart disease by stopping the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
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