Vitamin C Intake May Help Reduce the Chance of Cataracts

eyesCataracts are the number one cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts usually develop with age and are characterized by clouding of the lens of the eye leading to reduced vision. A study published in the journal, Ophthalmology, has indicated that lifestyle and diet have the greatest significance in the development of cataracts.

The study revealed that vitamin C could be useful towards cutting the risk of developing cataracts by a third. The study carried out over a period of ten years revealed that a diet rich in vitamin C leads to a 33 percent lower risk of cataract progression in women. It should be noted that the study concentrated on dietary vitamin C.

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

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