Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vitamin D Could Help Elderly Protect Eyesight

Increasing vitamin D intake could significantly lower the risk of developing the leading cause of blindness, research suggests.

A study of older women found that those who had the highest levels of the vitamin, found in oily fish and eggs as well as dietary supplement pills, were nearly 60 per cent less likely to contract age-related macular degeneration.

Scientists believe it has anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent the incurable condition by stopping the eyes being damaged.

Their research indicates that taking in more Vitamin D through food or tablets, rather than sunlight, can help protect against developing AMD. Read more

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