According to a global study, around 45 million people around the world with cataracts: medical conditions which result in blurred vision, incur medical expenses to restore eyesight which costs around $5.7 Billion. This tremendous investment could be reduced to half of the people switch to tucking into colorful fruits & vegetables
The association between foods having a high amount of antioxidants & a lesser risk of age-related cataracts was found by the researchers from the University of South Australia & from China. They published this unique study to verify the above-mentioned link.
Total 20 studies were analyzed from all over the world by the Senior Research member of the University of South Australia, Doctor Ming & co-workers from another China’s famous University, Xi’an Jiaotong. They looked at the effects that Vitamins and Carotenoids have on the risk of getting a cataract.
Regardless of occurrence of some irregularities, the results immensely supported the advantages of eating tomatoes, citrus fruits, carrots, capsicum, and vegetables that are dark green, for example, broccoli, spinach & kale to delay the outbreak of Age-Related Cataract.
Their study got published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition prior to March 26th. Doctor Li stated “Age-related cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment among the elderly throughout the world, with un-operated cataracts contributing to 35 percent of all blindness. Although cataract extraction surgery is an effective method to restore vision, it will have cost society more than $5.7 billion by 2020.”
With the dramatic increase in the population getting old & a growing amount of people requiring surgery, immediate action needs to be taken, as highlighted by the researcher: “If we could delay the onset of ARC by 10 years it could halve the number of people requiring surgery.”
Progress would be dependent on global changes regarding the majority of the world’s diet because the present-day consumption of anti-oxidants being well below the suggested level might not be sufficient to prevent ARC.
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