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Vitamin C Helps Protect Your Vision From the Leading Cause of Blindness

Vitamin C-Rich Foods

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  • People with a high intake of vitamin C had a 20 percent lower risk of cataracts
  • Ten years later, a vitamin-C-rich diet was linked to a 33 percent lower risk of cataract progression
  • Cataracts may be related to oxidative stress, and vitamin C may fight oxidative stress by preventing free radicals from causing molecular damage to lens tissue

By Dr. Mercola

By the age of 80, more than half of Americans have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye that affects your vision, and although they can often be treated with surgery, cataracts remain the No. 1 cause of blindness worldwide.


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