Vitamins "can protect against macular degeneration"

Vitamins "can protect against macular degeneration"

People could protect their eye health by taking vitamin supplements, it has been suggested.

An article published by DesMoinesRegister.com pointed out that a number of eye experts recommend taking certain vitamins to protect against the risk of macular degeneration.

The news provider highlighted guidance by the National Eye Institute, which claims 500 milligrams of vitamin C or 400 international units of vitamin E can be beneficial to those worried about the condition.

In addition, 25,000 international units of vitamin A, which may be labelled as 15 milligrams of beta-carotene, 80 milligrams of zinc in the form of zinc oxide, and two milligrams of copper as cupric oxide were noted as being potentially useful for sufferers.

Recent research by the Children"s Hospital Boston, published in the Science Translational Medicine journal, claimed that regular intake of omega-3 could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

by Emily Tait

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