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11 April 2011

Vegetarian diet lowers cataract risk

Eating less meat and more vegetables is tied to a lower risk of cataracts, a British study says.

Eating less meat and more vegetables is tied to a lower risk of cataracts, a British study says.

"People who don't eat meat have a significantly lower risk of developing cataracts," said Naomi Allen, an epidemiologist at the UK's University of Oxford who co-authored the study.

 

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