Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Vitamin E (2008) Reduce Risk of Cataracts


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In a long-term 10-year study the use of dietary supplements and presence of cataracts was assessed in more than 35,000 middle-aged U.S. women. The researchers found significant evidence that women who had diets/supplements including more zeaxanthin, lutein and vitamin E were less likely to develop cataracts than women who are lacking intake of these nutrients. The women with the highest levels of these nutrients were 18% less likely to get cataracts.

Published: Archives of Ophthalmology (Arch. Ophthalmol. 2008;126:102-9) from the Women's Health Study.