High Coffee Intake Linked to Glaucoma. While moderate coffee consumption is linked to a lower risk of diabetes and other health benefits, drinking too much could harm your vision, according to a new study. Individuals drinking more than 3 cups of caffeinated coffee per day have a higher risk of glaucoma, scientists have found. The Relationship between Caffeine and Coffee Consumption and Exfoliation Glaucoma or Glaucoma Suspect: A Prospective Study in Two Cohorts.
Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Cataract Risk. Eating less meat and more vegetables is tied to a lower risk of cataracts, a British study says. In a large dietary survey that followed people for as long as 15 years, researchers found that about three in 50 meat eaters had cataracts, compared to about two in 50 vegans and vegetarians. Diet, vegetarianism, and cataract risk.
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Linked with Reduced Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women. Results for fish intake showed that consumption of one or more servings of fish per week, when compared to less than one per month, was associated with a 42 percent lower risk of age-related macular degeneration. Dietary omega-3 Fatty Acid and Fish Intake and Incident Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women.
Fish Eaters Show Lower Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease. Older adults who eat fatty fish at least once a week may have a lower risk of serious vision loss from age-related macular degeneration, a new study suggests. The Impact of Fish and Shellfish Consumption on Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Ingredient in Red Wine May Prevent Some Blinding Diseases. Resveratrol -- found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants -- stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers. Resveratrol Regulates Pathologic Angiogenesis by a Eukaryotic Elongation Factor-2 Kinase-Regulated Pathway.