Loughborough optometrist says ‘exercise found to reduce the risk of cataracts’

Regular exercise has been shown reduce the risk of of age related cataracts according to a new study from Sweden.
By: Visual Answers Optometrists
LEICESTER, U.K. - April 5, 2015 - PRLog -- Research from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm looked at the effect on exercise on 52 000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 83 over an average of 12 years and found that the most active individuals had a 13% risk reduction of cataracts compared to the least active. Leisure time inactivity was found to increase risk. The study also highlighted that inactivity including long periods of sitting at work may be associated with increased risk of cataracts.

Mohammed Bhojani, lead optometrist at Visual Answers an award-winning independent opticians near Loughborough that is also an NHS accredited cataract refferal centre said, ‘These findings add to the growing body of evidence that regular exercise can have a positive effect on your eye health and backs up a 2009 study from the US that also showed exercise helped reduce the risk of cataracts and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Regular exercise such as the gym, walking, bicycling and even occupational activity is great for general health as well as well as your eye health too. Protective filters on glasses now available such as Prevenica lenses that block UV and blue light have also been shown to provide added protection from the risk of cataract and macular degeneration (AMD) too.’

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