Fruits, veggies, vitamins C & E may decrease chances of cataract
by Newsletter Editor
Researchers measured the diets of 599 men and women, aged at least 65, three in four of whom had cataract. As fruits and vegetables increased, the chances for cataract decreased. Doctors saw a similar pattern for vitamin C. Compared to those who got less than 84 mg of vitamin C per day, those who got up to 408 mg of vitamin C per day were 54 percent less likely to develop cataract. For vitamin E, the chances for cataract began to decline at 12 IU of vitamin E per day.