Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Vitamin D May Prevent Macular Degeneration

In class we learned that macular degeneration is the decaying of the macula, which is the part of your eye where the rods and cones are most densely concentrated.  Researchers at the University of Buffalo have recently discovered that vitamin D could help lower the risk of macular degeneration in women.  The study showed that women who were deficient in vitamin D and have the high-risk genotype for macular degeneration were almost 7 times more likely to develop the disease than women without the genotype and who were vitamin D sufficient.  Researchers also said that eating foods with high amounts of vitamin D such as, milk and fish, along with being exposed to sunlight for 15 to 30 minutes a day will provide the sufficient amount of vitamin D.


No comments:

Post a Comment