Research Roundup

December 1997 Issue

Vitamins Make News

Vitamin C may delay cataracts, but to be beneficial, long-term supplement use is probably needed, say Tufts University and Harvard University researchers. In a study of 247 Boston-area women, ages 57 to 71 with no history of cataracts, those who took vitamin C supplements for 10 or more years had 77% fewer early-stage lens opacities (the first sign of cataracts) and 83% fewer moderate opacities than nonsupplementers. Taking supplements for less than

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