Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vitamin D Could Help Prevent Eye Disease In Women

Vitamin D is normally known to aid in calcium absorption, which leads to optimal bone health, but new research foound that an adequate intake of vitamin D may also help prevent eye diseases, especially age-related macular degeneration in women.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease that affects nearly 2 percent of people in developing countries, mostly in the group aged over 50. The patient will experience vision problems and even partially blind.

In the study, researchers from the University of Buffalo, New York, involving 1313 women found that participants who were aged under 75 with the highest intake of vitamin D were 59 percent more likely to develop eye disease compared with the lowest.

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