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Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Cataracts

Many health supplement companies, and some medical experts, have recommended vitamin E and selenium for reducing the risk for cataracts. But a large new study has found they are unlikely to provide benefit, though selenium might have a small effect. Researchers randomly assigned 11,267 men over 50 to four groups of about 2,800 each.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Two of the primary causes of cataracts are trauma and radiation. Both generate inflammation. Polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids are much more powerful anti-inflammatory agents than vitamin E and selenium.

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