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Cataract risk may be reduced by multivitamins/vitamin E intake -- epidemiological study.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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MULTIVITAMINS/VITAMIN E MAY REDUCE LENS OPACITY RISK, with a risk reduction of one-third associated with multivitamin intake (relative risk = .69) and approximately one-half with vitamin E use (RR .43) and higher plasma levels of vitamin E (RR .58), according to results from research on participants in the Longitudinal Study of Cataract by Cristina Leske, MD, University Medical Center at Stony Brook (N.Y.), et al. The observational study, published in the May issue of Ophthalmology, measured annual levels of nuclear opacity in 744 participants.
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