Vegan Diet Associated with Lower Risk of Cataracts

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Vegan Diet Associated with Lower Risk of Cataracts

Post by Jhana4 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:55 pm

That means I am probably the first to let you know about some good news just reported from EPIC-Oxford – Vegans were found to have a statistically significant, 40% reduced risk of cataracts.

The study was limited to those in EPIC-Oxford who were 40 years or older at recruitment. More details can be found in Disease Rates of Vegetarians and Vegans and in the abstract linked to below.


Appleby PN, Allen NE, Key TJ. Diet, vegetarianism, and cataract risk. Am J
Clin Nutr. 2011 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] (Link)
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Re: Vegan Diet Associated with Lower Risk of Cataracts

Post by Aloka » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:02 pm

Sounds promising - but I have an older friend who has cateracts and she has been a vegan for most of her life. Her twin sister who's not a vegan doesn't have them.

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