UK research shows that diet and lifestyle can overcome genetics.
A study published online this week in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, suggests a vitamin C-rich diet can cut the progression of cataracts by a third.
The research also shows that diet and lifestyle may have a greater influence than genetics in cataract development and severity, Newswise reports. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in the world.
In the study, researchers at King’s College London sought to find out whether certain nutrients from food or supplements could help prevent cataract progression.
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