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Julie Mares, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and colleagues followed nearly 2,000 women aged 55 to 86 and compared their answers on a food questionnaire to their development of nuclear cataracts.
dietary guidelines at the time of entry in the Women's Health Initiative study, are more strongly related to the lower occurrence of nuclear cataracts than any other modifiable risk factor or protective factor studied in this sample of women," the study said.
Smoking is considered a significant risk factor for the development of nuclear cataract, with the research literature demonstrating a clear dose response.
The post-vitrectomy cataract that forms as a result of oxidative damage is a nuclear cataract, the same as the more common age-related cataract, which affects as many as 35 million Americans.
14) Cigarette smoking is the major environmental risk factor for nuclear cataract (15) and is less of a risk factor for past smokers than current smokers, suggesting that quitting smoking reduces the chances of cataract.
Following on these positive Phase I results, Othera plans to initiate a Phase II clinical trial to study OT-551's ability to slow or halt the development of a type of nuclear cataract, which is considered to be the most common form of age-related cataract.
This study allows us to evaluate the efficacy of Lenstatin(TM) in preventing or inhibiting the progression nuclear cataracts over a significantly shorter interval of time than would be necessary for age-related cataracts, which may take decades to develop.
In particular, the multi seemed to lower the risk of nuclear cataracts, the most common (though not the most serious) type.
Statins, particularly simvastatin, appear to lower the risk of nuclear cataracts, the most common type of age-related cataracts, results of a large, prospective study suggest.
Research was conducted on 445 men aged over 50, 79 of whom were airline pilots and 71 were found to have nuclear cataracts, leading researchers to conclude that the pilots had triple the risk of developing cataracts when compared to other survey participants.