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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. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, second edition, 2004.

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

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

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

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

Landgren, F. Journal of Internal Medicine, 1995.

Christensen, B. Atherosclerosis, 1999.

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

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

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 24, 2021

SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

Landgren, F. Journal of Internal Medicine, 1995.

Christensen, B. Atherosclerosis, 1999.

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

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

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 24, 2021

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