Animal Research Minute – Could a vitamin help people with deteriorating eyesight?

Well, according to the Daily Mail, scientists are investigating whether increasing one’s vitamin D intake could prevent damage to and improve vision in middle-aged people. Aging can cause inflammation and damage to the eye's retina that can lead to macular degeneration, a top cause of blindness. When researchers gave middle-aged mice vitamin D for six weeks, the mice’s vision improved significantly. This research with mice could mean that vitamin D supplements could become a preventive treatment for macular degeneration.
 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2087410/Boosting-vitamin-D-levels-help-prevent-eyesight-deteriorating.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


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