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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vegetarian Reduce Risk of Cataracts

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Health-Net: Vegetarian lifestyle and eating less meat turned out to reduce the risk of cataracts.

A British study on diet suggested these results. This research was conducted over 15 years to find three of 50 meat-eaters have cataracts than two of 50 vegans and vegetarians. Concluded the risk of vegetarians and vegans were 30-40 percent lower than meat eaters.

Cataracts occur when the lens becomes cloudy, blurred vision. Generally will be found by those who are old. According to the U.S. National Eye Institute, the country's more than half of parents undergoing cataract surgery.

But there are some vegetables that became patron of cataracts. Several previous studies also said the nutrients of plant foods reduce the risk of cataracts.

Researchers in the UK involving over 27 thousand people over 40 years. They were asked to fill out food surveys between 1993-1999 and monitored his medical records. In 2008-2009 they suffered from cataracts or not monitored. No fewer than 1500 people have cataract during the period.

Interestingly, these results contrast with research in India. About vegetarian diet are associated high rates of cataract.

There may be other factors that cause cataracts in addition to diet, said Dr. Jack Dodick, chairman of the Department Ophthalmology Langone Medical Center University of New York. He estimates Vegetarian lifestyle also affect cataract.

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