Dose Vitamin C Increases the Risk of Cataract
December 21, 2009
Mega Dose vitamin C has been
suggested by some
experts as a useful antioxidant
that can prevent this common eye problem (clouding of the lens of the
eye). This suggestion came from previous studies showing that
levels of vitamin C increased the risk of getting this eye
a newly completed large study that included 24,593 women followed over
a period of 8.2
years showed that it's bad for you to overdose on vitamin C.
researchers compared the number of cataract cases in women who took
1,000 mg of supplemental vitamin C versus just 60 mg of vitamin C found
many multi-vitamins. In the group taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C, their
risk of getting this vision problem was 38% higher. Bad news indeed.
The study further revealed that combining hormone
replacement therapy (HRT) or using corticosteroid medications further
increased the risk.
line, taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C supplement daily increases the risk
of developing this eye problem by 38% in women over 65 years of age.
Avoid taking mega dose of vitamin C on a daily basis. It's probably
all right to take more vitamin
when you get a cold or flu but taking this dose on a daily basis seem
to create a risk for developing this eye problem. More is not always better.
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