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It’s an Eyesore: Supplement Didn’t Stop Cataracts
August 25, 2019
Your eyes may be the windows to your soul,
but cataracts can make them cloudy — and supplements like selenium and vitamin E? They
likely don’t keep them clear. I’m Miranda Savioli with your latest health news. Both nutrients are found in the lens of the
eye and past research suggested that diets rich in the two helped prevent cataracts.
A new study found that selenium and vitamin E supplements did not prevent cataracts in
men. However, patients can take other, proven steps to prevent cataracts, such as getting
eye exams every two years, wearing sunglasses outdoors, eating a healthy diet, and not smoking.