Vitamin D and AMD
A study in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology reports that high levels of vitamin D appears to be associated with a decreased risk of developing early AMD in women younger than age 75. Women whose levels were the highest had a 59 percent decreased chance of developing early AMD. Once AMD was present vitamin D did not appear to have any effect on the condition. In women 75 years and older, higher levels were associated with a “borderline statistically significant increased risk.” Vitamin D food sources in the sample were milk, fish, fortified margarine and fortified cereal.
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