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can carrots really make your eye sight better?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: While the carotene in carrots is essential for vision, the diet in the 1st world has so much of this that deficiency is vanishingly rare. Taking an excess is no helpful - the eye grabs what it needs from the blood stream and cannot store any. The issue of carrots relates to a wwii myth by the british to fool the luftwaffe into not understanding the help from radar (look it up).
Answered on Jun 20, 2013

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