Toss your cigarettes and make your eyes happy

12May10

We all know that cigarettes are bad for you…for your lungs, your heart, your overall health. But here’s another reason to stop smoking.  According to the the Jules Stein Eye Institute’s recently published newsletter, a “UCLA Study Links Smoking to Increased Risk for (Macular Degeneration).  A study finds that even after age 80, smoking continues to increase one’s risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). UCLA researchers reported that women who smoke had an 11 percent higher rate of AMD than other women their own age, while the risk of developing the condition became five-and-a-half times higher for women over the age of 80 when compared to women the same age who didn’t smoke. ” So basically, simply put: it’s never too late to quit.

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