The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Cataracts

08Dec10

Ophthalmology News recently published an article based on research from the school of medicine, Tufts University Boston.  They looked at almost 3000 eyes and compared each with the patients’ dietary information. After much research, they found a connection between cortical cataract development and carbohydrate consumption.  The greater the carbohydrate intake, the greater the risk of cortical cataract development.

Dr. Chiu theorizes, “Prolonged exposure of lens proteins to excess glucose results in extensive glycation…The consequence of this may include oxidation, cross-linking, aggregation, and precipitation of the modified lens proteins, leading to cataracts.”

Therefore, if you want to minimize your chance of cataracts, try to minimize your carbs.

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