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High-dose Antioxidant Supplementation and Cataract Risk

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2004.tb00003.x 28-32 First published online: 1 January 2004


In a recent clinical trial, supplementation with high-dose antioxidants lowered the progression of lens opacities. These results differ from those of several other larger trials, in which no benefit to high-dose antioxidant supplementation was observed. Although a large body of observational evidence suggests that supplement use is associated with lower risk for cataract, there is insufficient evidence that high-dose antioxidants slow the progression of cataracts beyond that provided by multivitamins or healthful diets

  • antioxidants
  • cataract
  • vitamin supplements