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Science & Technology

Do not loose your heart

Mar 31, 1996 | From the print edition

Diabetics need not lose sleep over
their vulnerability to cardiovascular
diseases. The new discovery that
vitamin C infusions into the blood-
stream avert cardiovascular complications will certainly allay their

Certain chemical signals discharged by a diabetic result in
blood vessels loosing their ability to
constrict and dilate; which causes
heart problems. But Henry H Ting
and his colleagues at Brigham
Women's Hospital in Boston, US,
have discovered that when liquid
vitamin C is introduced into the
blood stream, it increases the
flexibility of blood vessels, thereby
preventing the damage to patients'
heart vessels.


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