How Vitamin D may combat eye disease in women

An eye disease that causes partial blindness may be prevented in women by taking vitamin D supplements.

Taking the vitamin could ward off vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women younger than 75, research has shown. Higher levels of Vitamin D were associated with a significant decreased risk of AMD, a condition which is caused by progressive damage to the centre of the retina at the back of the eye. AMD affects about 2 per cent of people over the age of 50 in developed countries and more than 230,000 sufferers in the UK are thought to be partially blind because of the disease.

The data of 1,313 women who took part in a large-scale investigation of the disease was examined by researchers in the US. They found that in women younger than 75, both vitamin D blood levels and consumption of the vitamin from food sources and supplements were linked to a reduced risk of early AMD.

Source - Daily Mail

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