Skip to comments.Why coffee may be good for your eyes
Posted on 05/06/2014 1:00:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono
A coffee a day could help keep eye diseases at bay.
Thats according to a joint study out of South Korea and the United States, which concluded that powerful antioxidants found in coffee can play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases and the degeneration of eyesight.
For their research, scientists looked at the impact of chlorogenic acid or CLA, a strong antioxidant that has been shown to prevent retinal degeneration in mice.
To conduct their experiment, mice were treated with nitric oxide, which creates oxidative stress and free radicals and leads to retinal degeneration. Those that were pretreated with CLA developed no sign of retinal damage.
The retina is a thin tissue located on the back wall of the eye that receives and organizes visual information, researchers explain.
Its also one of the most metabolically active tissues and requires high levels of oxygen. Without it, the tissue is particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress and prone to the production of free radicals, which leads to tissue damage and loss of sight.
However, its not yet known whether or not drinking coffee delivers CLA directly to the retina, researchers stress. Future studies could lead to the development of a special brew customised for retinal support, or CLA delivery via eye drops.
The study, published in the Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, is the latest to vaunt the nutritional merits of coffee.
Another large scale, US-led study published recently in the journal European Association For The Study Of Diabetes found that people who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had the lowest risk of type 2 diabetes 37% lower than those who consumed one cup or less per day.
Scientists looked at the coffee consumption patterns of 95,000 women and 28,000 men.
What isn’t good for your eyes?? In fact, you could go blind!!
... and coffee *may* be bad for your eyes, if you have high interocular pressure (which leads to glaucoma).
I see where Eight O’clock Coffee has gone back to the red bags.
It had been immediately identifiable in its red bag for over a hundred years, until some twenty-something marketing genius convinced them to change to a white bag a couple of years ago.
On the plus side, I found some white bags on closeout at Big Lots for four bucks apiece.
No, that’s another habit...
Jehovah Java: The Great Awakener.
What bull$h!t. Every day another “study.”
Those eyes remind me of one of Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughters.
I’m surprised that Nancy let you get so close.
Check out the pic of Pelosi eyes, they are different colors.
How about radioactive seeds?
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