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Cataracts due to diet

Diets high in carbohydrate increases women's risk for developing cataracts due to excess consumption of sugars. Cataracts are caused by degraded protein products accumulating in the lenses of the eye, causing it to become clouded over time. Cataract is the predominant cause of blindness in the world that occurs with age and affects 20 million Americans.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Agricultural Research service

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About: Cataracts due to diet

Date: 30 June 2005

Source: Agricultural Research service

Author: Rosalie Marion Bliss

URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2005/050630.htm

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