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How does chromium affect vision?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
Chromium is an essential nutrient for the eyes. It maintains the function of the ciliary muscles, which help the eyes focus. A study in the Journal of the International Academy of Preventative Medicine states that a chromium deficiency can promote nearsightedness. Low chromium levels also increase the risk of developing cataracts.

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