2nd Feature

April 2001 Issue

Kale, Collards And Spinach Beat Carrots For Protecting Aging Eyes

When you hit 40, you know reading glasses are not far behind. But as you pass 50 and 60, age-related eye diseases become a much bigger worry. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness for people 65 and older, while cataracts contribute to nearly half of blindness worldwide. Researchers donít know for sure what causes either of these sight saboteurs, but they do know that older age, light-colored eyes, smoking and exposure to sunlight increase a personís

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