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Vitamin E may assist in eye disease prevention

A study in the Journal of Nutrition claims that consumption of leafy green vegetables may prevent cataracts by protecting eye cells from UV damage. Cataracts are believed to be caused by UV exposure. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, is reported to be beneficial in protecting eyes from disease and is found in plant products such as vegetable oil, soybeans, broccoli and leafy green vegetables. Vitamin E may remove free radials caused by UV damage.

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About: Vitamin E may assist in eye disease prevention

Date: 19 December 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=18040

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