Increased Intake of Vitamin C May Protect Against Cataract

Higher intake of vitamin C is used to cure colds or to increase immunity, but also it prevents progression of cataract, according to a new study published in the journal Ophthalmology.

Increased Intake of Vitamin C May Protect Against Cataract

Vitamin C is good for your overall health, as well as for your eyes. You can protect you eyes by including visionary diet! It is the best to get vitamin C from natural food sources.

Cataract is a condition with blurry or cloudy lens of the eye. It can start to happening as a result of oxidation of the lenses over time. It cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. This condition is most common for the people in the older age.

A team of researchers from King’s College London found that a regular intake of vitamin C delays the creation of cataract. With increased intake of Vitamin C, you can help yourself to postpone this process for creating cataract in your older age.

In the study, it is found that the risk of cataract progression can be reduced by 33%.

The eyes are full with fluid which is high in vitamin C. This fluid helps to stop the lens from oxidising and protects it from becoming cloudy.

Increasing the intake of vitamin C will result to increase also the vitamin C in the eye fluid.

“While we cannot avoid getting older, diabetes and smoking are also risk factors for this type of cataract, and so a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle generally should reduce the risk of needing a cataract operation,” said Hammond.

“The human body cannot manufacture vitamin C, so we depend on vitamins in the food we eat. We did not find a significantly reduced risk in people who took vitamin tablets, so it seems that a healthy diet is better than supplements,” added Kate Yonova-Doing from King’s College.

The findings could have significant impact, particularly for the world’s ageing population, as it revealed that simple dietary changes such as increased intake of citrus fruits could help to prevent cataract.

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