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What to eat to prevent cataracts and even reverse early-stage eye problems

7/21/2014 - Cataract is the top cause of impaired vision and blindness in the United States. The lens of the eyes is normally transparent, but when its protein structure is subjected to free radical or oxidative damage which it cannot deal with, white and opaque blemishes called cataracts could form, leading to...

Daily vitamin intake can reduce risk of cataracts in men

3/11/2014 - There has been no shortage of "experts" and naysayers in recent months downplaying the health benefits of dietary supplementation, but time and again science proves them wrong. New research by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School has found that long-term daily use...

Multivitamins found to help men avoid developing cataracts

3/8/2014 - Medical science is all over the place these days, with one recent study erroneously claiming that "multivitamins" are a complete waste of money, while many other studies say they are beneficial. Well, now a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Ophthalmology has confirmed that daily multivitamin...

Reverse and eliminate cataracts naturally without surgery

4/10/2013 - Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Doctors will tell you that there is no cure for cataracts and that your only options are to either have surgery or treat the symptoms. The truth is that cataracts can often be reversed and even eliminated with natural treatments. Cataracts...

Sorbitol causes premature cataracts, retinopathy, heavy weight loss, and peripheral neuropathy

11/3/2012 - Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, was once widely accepted as a sugar alternative for diabetics. It is also produced in the body when glucose is metabolized. The dangers of sorbitol; however, have been in medical literature for over two decades. Today, there is increasing controversy over the merits of this...

Alternative treatments dissolve cataracts, prevent their return, and help to avoid surgery

4/30/2012 - Surgery is usually the only option offered by conventional medicine to people with cataracts; however, there are alternative treatments that may dissolve cataracts preventing their return. Cataracts occur when the eye's natural lens becomes cloudy, causing vision loss. They are most common in people...

Reverse cataracts naturally to avoid surgery

4/3/2012 - Cataracts are common occurrences among aging humans and often their pets. They can occur among younger humans also. The symptoms are cloudy vision, extreme glare sensitivity, with a sense of trying to see in heavy fog under certain lighting conditions. This occurs after proteins interlock to form a...

Statin drugs cause liver damage, kidney failure and cataracts, says BMJ

11/7/2010 - Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs significantly increase a person's risk of cataracts, muscle weakness, liver dysfunction and kidney failure, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. The study also confirmed that the drugs lower the risk of heart disease and esophageal cancer, but claims...

Antidepressants dramatically raise risk of cataracts

6/10/2010 - Of the 35 million Americans who are age 65 or older, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) claims about 7 million of them suffer from clinical depression -- and millions are on the prescription antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro...

Hormone replacement therapy now linked to cataracts

3/11/2010 - For decades, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was pushed by the medical establishment as a kind of youth elixir that offered all sorts of remarkable benefits. Take the hormones Big Pharma concocts from pregnant horses' urine and chemicals and middle-aged and older women would supposedly have better...

Vigorous Exercise Protects Against Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

3/3/2009 - More and more people are suffering from eye-related health problems. What can individuals do to lower their risk? In this regard, two recent studies conducted by the United States Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have given us some good news, revealing that vigorous exercise...

Lutein boosts eye health, preventing cataracts and macular degeneration

7/30/2005 - Fruits and vegetables have yet another disease-fighting weapon to offer you: Lutein. Studies show this carotenoid prevents and, to some extent, reverses vision loss, immune system problems, cancer and cardiovascular disease. With that in mind, load up your plate with foods high in lutein -- carrots,...

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