A possible anti-cataract pill?

26Apr10

Cholesterol medicine not only lowers cholesterol but helps prevent cataracts.

As read in the April 2010 issue of Ophthalmology Times… “According to an article in the February 2010 issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology, a decade-long study of 180,000 patients showed that taking statins lowers the risk of cataract. Men in the age range of 45 to 54 years…who took statins daily lowered their chanced of developing cataracts by 38%. In woman, the effect was less dramatic but still significant (18%).”

It would probably be a bad idea, but in theory, if you were to eat a pound of bacon a day, get high cholesterol, see your primary care physician and get a prescription for Crestor you could prevent cataracts???

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