Antioxidants reduce chances of cataract in women
Women who consumed antioxidants over 8 years less likely to develop cataract
by Newsletter Editor
Doctors wanted to test how total antioxidants influence cataract, and in this study measured the total antioxidant value in the diets of 30,607 women, aged 49 to 83. Over an average eight years of follow-up, compared to those who got the least, women who consumed the most antioxidants were 13 percent less likely to develop cataract. Women who got more antioxidants were less likely to be smokers, and other lifestyle differences could have influenced results, researchers said.