About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Carrots Link To Good Eyesight Is Not A Myth

by VR Sreeraman on August 26, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Font : A-A+

 Carrots Link To Good Eyesight Is Not A Myth

Carrots, a rich source of vitamin-A, offers innumerable health benefits, according to researchers.

The story that carrots are good for eyesight was put about as propaganda to keep secret the role of radar in shooting down German bombers.

Advertisement

"We do not need extra vitamin A because we already get enough of it in our diet in developed countries," the Daily Express quoted Dr Dolores Conroy, director of research at charity Fight For Sight, as saying.

"It does not matter how many carrots you eat, your eyesight is not going to get better.

"But it is a real problem in developing countries. About half a million children go blind every year because of vitamin A deficiency. If you do not have enough vitamin A the receptors in the eye which catch light in low light will not work properly and a vitamin A deficiency leads first of all to night blindness," she said.

Conroy also commented on the wartime eyesight.

"It is one of those myths like eating an apple a day keeping the doctor away and spinach giving you muscles like Popeye," she added.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Liver Transplantation
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Top Ten Budget-Friendly Foods 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood Pressure Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Post-Nasal Drip Drug Side Effects Calculator Iron Intake Calculator Drug - Food Interactions Sanatogen Blood - Sugar Chart Drug Interaction Checker
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use