Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Carbohydrate Intake Linked to Higher Cataract Risk in Women

According to a study from the Melbourne Visual Impairment Project and published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, women who consume higher amounts of carbohydrates appear to have a higher risk for cortical and nuclear Cataract formation. After adjusting for risk factors and multivariate analysis, women in the highest quartile of total carbohydrate consumption had a significantly risk of having a pure cortical Cataract. The researchers concluded that managing carbohydrate intake could prolong the overall health of the Crystalline Lens, however additional study is warranted.

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