Vitamin C reduces the risk of cataract
New research from Japan shows that high intake of Vitamin C helps prevent cataracts. The study followed 35,186 people between the ages of 45-64 for five years. It found that men consuming the most Vitamin C cut their risk of developing a cataract by 35% vs. those with the lowest intake. Women reduced their risk by 41% (highest vs. lowest intake); it?s interesting to note that women who reduced their risk by 40% had a higher Vitamin C intake than men who reduced their risk by a third ? both groups consumed far more than the RDA. The study is published in the January 30th, 2007 issue of the European Journal of Nutrition.
Vitamin C reduces the risk of deadly oral cancer
Case-control studies indicate that Vitamin C decreases the risk of precancerous sores in the mouth and of oral cancer. In this study, 42,340 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study shows that dietary intake of Vitamin C cut the risk of oral cancer by almost 50%. The study is published in the March 2007 issue of the International Journal of Cancer.