Yesterday we learned that various vitamins and minerals can help a person to reduce their tendency for cataracts. We learned that various studies have been conducted about several aspects of cataracts. Today we will be looking at several more of those studies; one based on findings from the University of Oxford that they published in March 2011 regarding dietary intake – especially whether or not eating less meat may help to reduce the risk for cataracts.
Another study, one reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was conducted in accordance with 27,670 self-reported non-diabetic individuals over the age of 40 or just 40. They were monitored to see if they happened to develop cataracts and what was discovered was that diet type had strong correlation to cataract risk.
For the individuals that ate a lot of meat (meaning more than 3.5 ounces of meat per day), they had the highest risk. As each designated group was studied (moderate meat eaters, low meat eaters, just fish eaters, vegetarians and vegans, the cataract risk declined. In fact, the vegans had roughly 40% fewer cataract difficulties than high meat eaters did.
What this should allude to is that meat intake should be monitored. Eat plenty of vegetables; vegetables look like the key to healthier eyes due to the nutrients that they produce.
When the whole person was studied, vegetarians and vegans tended to live healthier lifestyles. They typically do not smoke; have excess sun exposure and diabetes.
Although many people cannot avoid cataracts no matter what their circumstances in life, but they can avoid it for longer if they really try. By knowing this and relaying it, you are showing your clients that With Age Comes Respect.