Eating a diet rich in Vitamin C can slow the progression of cataracts

Eating a diet rich in Vitamin C can slow the progression of cataracts – a condition that may lead to blindness, a study reveals. It is food that environmental and genetic factors tend to affect more than a cataract adds.

Findings, published in the journal Ophthalmology showed that the participants who have a high intake of vitamin C was 10 years after the study than those who consumed less vitamin A “clean” lens and cataract progression was associated with a 33 per cent risk reduction was part of their diet, such as C.

“In this study, significant impact, especially in the aging population worldwide, counseling may be part of a healthy diet, such as a simple dietary changes to increase intake of fruits and vegetables can help protect you from them by the cataract,” said lead study author Chris from King’s College London Hammond. “We cannot avoid getting older, though, this type of cataract, diabetes and smoking are also risk, and so a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle should reduce the risk of a cataract operation is necessary,” Hammond added.

Cataract is a common condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy over time as a result of oxidation. The study participants to analyze the level of opacity of the lens in the lens of their detailed photographs allowed only 324 pairs of twins in 10 years, looked at the progress of cataracts.

Vitamin C intake of the participants was measured using a food questionnaire. Studies have shown that environmental factors, including diet, genetic factors, which not only changes the opacity of the lens cataracts affect more than a third explanation.

It is thought to increase the intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is found in the eye, increasing fluid has a protective effect on the development of cataracts. “The human body cannot manufacture vitamin C, so we food we eat. We are taking vitamin tablets did not find a significantly reduced risk, depending on the vitamin, so it seems that a healthy diet is better than Kazi Nazrul Islam,” adds study first author Kate Yonova-Doing. Vitamin C is recommended for adults, according to the National Institute of Nutrition in India is 40mg per day. Some of the best sources of vitamin C. Citrus fruits, bell pepper, broccoli, papaya and strawberries included.

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