Taking vitamins can cause cataract

Taking vitamins can cause cataract

Vitamins are basically healthy. However, if consumed in excess, vitamins can increase the risk of cataracts.

Researchers say excessive levels of vitamin E at least 60 percent trigger risk of cataracts. Vitamin C also increases the risk of blindness in the eye by 20 percent if taken too much.

Supplements of vitamins C and E had been thought capable of protecting the eyes from cataracts and blindness because they are rich in antioxidants. But if consumed excessively, the balance of protein in the eye is disrupted and causes disease.

As reported by the Daily Mail (25/02), the human body can not produce or store vitamin C. The source only comes from fruits and vegetables a total of 40 milligrams a day. Usefulness is to maintain healthy cells and accelerate healing.

Researchers also suggested that the public watch their vitamin supplements consumption. Do not let the tablets contain more than the daily advice from experts.

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It’s important to stay up to date on eye health information, especially because some eye conditions like Glaucoma and cataract.  As an adult, you might ask yourself, “Why get an eye exam?” Getting an annual eye exam can easily be forgotten, especially with work, family and other obligations.  Make sure you set a reminder in your smartphone or pencil it in to your calendar to get a regular eye exam every year.

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