Boost vitamin D levels to lower risk of AMD
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the loss of sight in the center of the field of vision and is the most common form of vision loss in aging.

Doctors said that one of the factors leading to AMD is inflammation, and that prior research suggests vitamin D may help prevent diseases caused by inflammation.

In one study, researchers measured blood serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—which reflects both vitamin D levels from the sun and from food—in 1,313 postmenopausal women.

Although higher vitamin D levels did not reduce chances of AMD for women aged 75 and older, for women under age 75, those who consumed the most vitamin D were 59 percent less likely to develop early AMD as were women who consumed the least.

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