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Vitamins help women.

Women who took vitamin B and folic acid supplements were less likely to develop age-related blindness, a newly published study has found.

Those who took the supplements for seven years had a 34% lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration than those given a placebo, research in Archives of Internal Medicine (February 23) discovered. "It appears to be one of the first ways to reduce the risk of early stages of age-related macular degeneration," said lead author William Christen, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, speaking to Bloomberg. "There's no known way other than avoiding cigarette smoking to avoid early stage" macular degeneration."

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Publication:Optometry Today
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Date:Feb 27, 2009
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