Cataract Risk from High Dose Vitamins

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cataract Risk from High Dose Vitamins

Do you take vitamins on a regular basis? Do you take and that are in high doses because you believe they can help you prevent certain systemic and even eye diseases? Did you ever consider whether vitamins are good or bad for affecting your risk of developing cataracts?

Cataract Risk & High Dose Vitamins

Researchers reporting in the American Journal of Epidemiology evaluated the risks and benefits of taking high dose supplements of vitamins C and E and low-dose multivitamins with the risk of developing age related cataract. Their study looked at any associations of high-dose supplements of vitamins C and E and low dose multivitamins with the risk of age related cataract in a group of 31,120 men who ranged in age from 45–79 years of age. Their results suggest that the use of high dose-but NOT low dose-single vitamin C or E supplements may increase the risk of age-related cataract. The risk may be even higher among older men, corticosteroid users, and long-term users.

If you or someone you know takes high doses of vitamins or is concerned about their risk of cataracts please contact D’Ambrosio Eye Care by calling us at 800-325-3937, visiting D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Google+ or so that we can help.

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