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Women taking vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid–as compared to women not taking these supplements–were found to have a 34% lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and a 41% lower risk of the advanced form.

Christen W, Glynn R, Chew E, Albert C, et al. Folic Acid, Pyridoxine, and Cyanocobalamin Combination Treatment and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women. Arch Intern Med. 2009; 169(4): 335-41. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/169/4/335

Reference

Title
Folic Acid, Pyridoxine, and Cyanocobalamin Combination Treatment and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women
Publication
Arch Intern Med
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Christen W, Glynn R, Chew E, Albert C, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 169, Issue 4
Pages
335-41
URL
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