Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Glass of Wine and Some Chocolate a Day Keeps Glaucoma Away? Maybe

“It's not the most obvious  treatment plan for the serious eye disease glaucoma – which can lead to blindness – but symptoms could be improved by eating chocolate and drinking red wine,” writes the Daily Mail. “The condition could also be eased by drinking coffee and green tea and eating more fruit and vegetables, according to a new study that examined the effects of diet on glaucoma, one of  the most common eye complaints. They are all high in antioxidants which seem to improve retina  function in patients with the condition, at least in the short term, the study suggests. However, experts say the only hope for a cure for the irreversible disease is gene therapy.” Read more.

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