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Multivitamin Supplements Reduce Risk Of Cataracts In Older Men

February 20, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Scientists have suspected for awhile that there’s a link between multivitamin supplements and healthy eyes, but there was no reliable scientific data to support the theory. Now researchers at Harvard report results from a randomized, double-blind study from 1997 to 2011 of 14,641 U.S. male doctors age 50 and older, half of whom took a common daily multivitamin, plus vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene supplements. Half took a placebo. In the placebo group there were 945 cases of cataract, but only 872 cases in the multivitamin group, a nine percent decrease in risk. The risk was 13 percent for nuclear cataract, the most common variety of cataract associated with the aging process.
William G. Christen et al., "Effects of Multivitamin Supplement on Cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in a Randomized Trial of Male Physicians", Ophthalmology, February 20, 2014, © American Academy of Ophthalmology
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