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.