Research Roundup

June 2000 Issue

Research Roundup

High-sodium diets may contribute to a specific type of cataract, according to a study of over 2,800 middle-age and older Australians. Those with the highest sodium intake had about twice the risk of developing the most visually disabling type of cataract as those who consumed the least sodium, even after controlling for several other factors, like smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure. No associations were found between sodium intake and less

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