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Vitamin E for Vision (France)
Vitamin E may help protect older people from age-related macular degeneration, a serious eye disorder that can lead to blindness, say doctors at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris. Analysis of 2,584 adults ages 60 and older revealed that the risk of late-stage disease was 82% lower in those with the highest vitamin E levels. People who had high E levels were also less likely to show signs of early-stage macular degeneration. (Archives of Ophthalmology, 10/99)
Date Published: 12/13/2000
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