High Dose Vit. C Increases Cataracts

High Dose Vit. C Increases Cataracts
High Dose Vitamin C Can Increase Cataract Risk

Women who took 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily were 25 per cent more likely to develop cataract

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Women who took 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily were 25 per cent more likely to develop cataract

If you want to preserve your vision as you age, you might consider tossing your vitamin C supplement. According to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, high-dose vitamin C supplements – 1,000 milligrams daily – can increase the risk of developing cataracts.

Researchers followed 25,593 women, aged 49 to 83, for eight years and found that those who took 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily were 25 per cent more likely to develop cataracts than those who did not use supplements.

Among women 65 and older, vitamin C use increased the risk of cataract by 38 per cent. Taking vitamin C in combination with hormone replacement therapy or corticosteroid medication was associated with an even greater risk.

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One thought on “High Dose Vit. C Increases Cataracts

  1. As you’ve been posting, it is true that high doses of any vitamin is bad, especially when it is in an unnatural form, such as a pill or injection. In order to ensure you have the best diet, full of healthy vitamins and minerals, you should strive to receive the most nutrition from food rather than supplement.

    Therefore, if you feel you’re lacking in vitamin C, eat citrus, papaya, kiwi, red peppers. Immense amounts of vitamin A can be found in carrots. Spinach is also a good source of vitamin A.

    Eating a naturally varied diet means that your body will absorb what it needs properly, and you will not overdose.

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