Low Vitamin C Levels Linked to Cataract Formation

by Kathy Jones on  July 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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A new study published in the journal Ophthalmology suggests that low levels of vitamin C can increase the risk of cataracts especially among people living in lower income countries.
 Low Vitamin C Levels Linked to Cataract Formation
Low Vitamin C Levels Linked to Cataract Formation
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The study, conducted by a group of Indian researchers, tested more than 5,600 elderly over 60 years of age for cataracts and also questioned them regarding their diet and the level of vitamin C in their blood.

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While over 73 percent of the elderly were found to suffer from cataracts, the researchers found that the number dipped among those who had high levels of vitamin C in their blood.

The researchers found that the risk of cataracts dropped by 39 percent among those who had the highest levels of vitamin C compared to those who had the lowest.

Source: Medindia
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