London: Vitamin D supplements have been found to stave off the devastating condition age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, a common cause of blindness.Half a million people in Britain suffer from the condition, which leaves victims unable to recognise faces, read or drive.The condition that strike after the age of 50, can lead to total blindness, with about 90 per cent of cases proving untreatable.Scientists who fed vitamin D to middle-aged mice for six weeks noted improvements in their vision. Levels of amyloid beta, a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease and known to be a hallmark of ageing, were also reduced in the animals’ eyes and blood vessels.It is believed boosting vitamin D intake may help prevent loss of vision in older people.
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