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Multivitamins May Protect Against Cataracts

19 years, 3 months ago

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Posted on Oct 04, 2002, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

New research has found that the risk of developing cataracts could be cut dramatically by supplementing the diet with a daily dose of multivitamins. Analysis of data from more than 3,000 people aged between 43 and 86, found that the incidence of cataracts was 60% lower in those who had taken a supplement containing vitamin-C or E on a daily basis for 10-years or longer.

New research has found that the risk of developing cataracts could be cut dramatically by supplementing the diet with a daily dose of multivitamins. Analysis of data from more than 3,000 people aged between 43 and 86, found that the incidence of cataracts was 60% lower in those who had taken a supplement containing vitamin-C or E on a daily basis for 10-years or longer. No protective was seen in those who had taken the supplement for less than 10-years. The study authors believe that dietary components involved in protection against oxidative stress, may have a role in slowing cataract development.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Archives of Ophthalmology 2000; 118:1556-1563

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