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How effective is vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) at reducing the risk for age-related macular degeneration?

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Macular degenerations is one of the most common causes of age-related vision loss in older people. Images can become distorted or unclear. Vitamin B-12, used with folic acid and vitamin B6, may lower the chances of macular degeneration in some older women with heart disease or who had high odds for heart disease.

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Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin B-12."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Vitamin B-12."

Toole J.F. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Hanley, D.F. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Landgren, F. , 1995. Journal of Internal Medicine

Christensen, B. , 1999. Atherosclerosis

Nallamothu, B.K. , 2000. Archives of Internal Medicine

Christen, W.G. , 2009. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin B-12."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Vitamin B-12."

Toole J.F. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Hanley, D.F. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Landgren, F. , 1995. Journal of Internal Medicine

Christensen, B. , 1999. Atherosclerosis

Nallamothu, B.K. , 2000. Archives of Internal Medicine

Christen, W.G. , 2009. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2019

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