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Reduce Your Chance of Macular Degeneration: Vitamins Lower Risk of Blindness-causing Disease

Sep 01, 2009 03:00AM

By taking a combination of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid, women over 40 decreased their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, by 34 percent. Before this, the only known prevention method was avoiding smoking. The research comes from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Source: JAMA/Archives of Internal Medicine, 2009

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