Excessive Vitamin Consumption Can Cause Cataracts

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Sweden – Vitamin basically good for health, but when consumed in excess can actually increase the risk of cataracts.

Thus the results of recent studies conducted by researchers from Stockholm, Sweden.

They said that excessive levels of vitamin E at least a 60 percent higher risk of cataracts. While vitamin C also increases the risk of blindness in the eye by 20 percent if taken too much.

The conclusion was made ​​after researchers conducted a study involving 31,000 respondents aged 45-79 years who had a habit of taking vitamins C and E.

The results of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm showed that nearly 3,000 of the respondents require special care in the eyes.

During this time, supplements of vitamins C and E believed to protect the eyes from cataracts and blindness because it is rich in antioxidants. However, if consumed in excess, the balance of proteins in the eye became distracted and cause disease.

As reported by the Daily Mail, the human body can not produce or store vitamin C. This is because the vitamin is only derived from fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, humans need vitamnin C as much as 40 milligrams per day. Its purpose is to maintain healthy cells and accelerate healing.

The researchers also suggested that people monitor their vitamin consumption so as not excessive. Do not let the tablet (vitamin) contains more than the recommended daily requirement by experts.

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