Vitamin C Linked To Reduce Cataract
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Critique of Article
Secondly, I want to critique this article because the research for the article was based off of studies in the United Kingdom (UK) and not in the United States. The reason I feel that this is not a good source of data is because Americans eat a completely different diet than they eat in the United Kingdom and we also live completely different lifestyles. For the data to have been more accurate studies should have been preformed on Americans. The American diet, for the most part, does not include may fruits or vegetables, which are key source of vitamins needed for our bodies. If they had done the studies on Americans they many have found that our bodies are so deprived of vitamins that may be increasing our intake of Vitamin C might not make a difference to the progression of cataracts. I obviously do not know what they would have found but I am just giving an example of what they could have found and then their theory would have been proven completely wrong.
I believe that the credibility of this article is not very high. The article is not supported by anyone other than the website that published it. The author has no background knowledge or education in the medical or health science field. The data that was used to support the theory was taken from participants in the United Kingdom and not in the United States, yet we still published the article for Americans to read. For this article to be more credible, there needs to be a lot more research done here in America and I believe that the results need to be supported by a multitude of medical doctors before I would consider it a credible theory.