Age-related macular (AMD) degeneration is commonly responsible for the loss of vision (blindness) in older adults. The loss of vision occurs in the middle of the visual field (where the macula is located).
In a recent study published in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, it was found that women who consumed the most amount of vitamin D (via food or supplements) had a 59% less chance of developing early AMD.
The researchers did not find any relationship between the time spent in direct sunlight and early AMD. This is good because although spending time in the sun will increase vitamin D levels, it increases the chances of skin cancer and increase skin aging.
As you know from our previous discussion, the level of vitamin D can be increased via foods and supplements or from direct sunlight which helps our body produce its own vitamin D.
Previously, we have listed the many benefits of adequate vitamin D levels in our body. Now you can add the prevention of early AMD to the many benefits of having normal vitamin D levels.
It is now known that many Americans have low levels of vitamin D in their body. Be sure to have your doctor check your serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.
At Pristine Laser Center, we can have your vitamin D levels checked and if low, can start therapy. Contact us today for more information.
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