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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
About: Cataracts due to diet
Date: 30 June 2005
Source: Agricultural Research service
Author: Rosalie Marion Bliss
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