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Higher Consumption Of Vitamins And Carotenoids Linked To Reduced Risk Of Age-Related Cataract

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A new meta-analysis has found that higher consumption of certain vitamins and carotenoids is associated with a significantly decreased risk for age-related cataract.

COMMENT

Age-related eye diseases are rapidly becoming a public health problem in developed countries. Given that conventional medicine does not have any effective preventive treatments, to avoid the deterioration of vision it is crucial to maintain proper eye health naturally.

Specific nutrients are required for proper functioning of the body’s visual system. Examples include lutein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, beta carotene, zinc, bioflavonoids, and vitamins A and C; all of which are essential for the proper functioning of cells in the retina and macula. Nutrients such as the amino acid cysteine, vitamins C and E, and lipoic acid work in synergy to protect the functions of the optic nerve. The blood vessels that supply blood and nourishment to the eyes are made of cells that require the amino acid arginine for contraction and relaxation, as well as vitamin C to ensure the optimum production of collagen to support blood vessel strength and integrity.

To learn more about the benefits of micronutrients for healthy eyes, see this article on our website.

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