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Coffee Linked to Vision Loss
Healthline, Yahoo! Health ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Lisa Collier Cool

Posted on 10/05/2012 4:32:22 PM PDT by Jyotishi

A new Harvard study has discovered a high incidence of vision problems among men and women who drank three or more cups of coffee a day. The research, published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, http://www.iovs.org/content/53/10/6427.abstract?sid=9dd04ef5-beba-4204-b980-19a9afd4a3aa linked heavy consumption of caffeinated coffee with increased likelihood of developing exfoliation glaucoma, an eye disorder that affects about 10 percent of adults over age 50 and can lead to vision loss or blindness.

Specifically, the researchers reported that adults who drank three or more cups of coffee daily were 34 percent more likely to develop exfoliation glaucoma, compared to those who abstained from coffee. Women with a family history of glaucoma were at the highest risk, with their threat of exfoliation glaucoma soaring by 66 percent if they quaffed three or more cups of java per day.

Here’s a closer look at the study and what it means for coffee-lovers.

(Excerpt) Read more at health.yahoo.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blindness; coffee; coffeedisease; glaucoma; health; visionloss
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Help, I cannot see the cuppa!
1 posted on 10/05/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

If the coffee comes from China, there’s a sure chance of blindness.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Jyotishi

I guess I’ll go buy the white cane now, while I can still see it.


3 posted on 10/05/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Jyotishi

Starbucks may want to move their Star bucks to a bank somewhere where the shyster “lawyers” can’t get to it.


4 posted on 10/05/2012 4:36:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Jyotishi

Nonsense.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 4:36:16 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jyotishi

I just can’t see that.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 4:36:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Jyotishi

Neither of my parents ever wore glasses. Daddy died at age 90 and Mother at 86. They always had a pot of coffee on, at least during the daytime. When they got up in the morning, the first thing they did was start the coffee.

I know two examples aren’t statistically significant but I still doubt that study.


7 posted on 10/05/2012 4:38:37 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Jyotishi
I eat carrots with my coffee. They offset each other.
8 posted on 10/05/2012 4:39:22 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Jyotishi

Read the story.

Helps prevent breast cancer.

30 or so years ago, a study like this showed that it caused breast tumors and caused many women to give it up.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Jyotishi

Stop (drinking coffee) or you'll go Blind.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 4:43:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jyotishi

Give up my coffee or give up my eyesight ... hmmmm. Decisions, decisions, decisions. ;-)


11 posted on 10/05/2012 4:43:31 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Darksheare

I drank some of Darks coffee once. Went blind for 3 days.

Wicket stuff.....


12 posted on 10/05/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Darksheare

Oh yeah. Nasty stuff that is......

In a good way, of course.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 4:50:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Jyotishi
That is pure crap!

Every man knows that BEER leads to vision loss (at least temporarily).

14 posted on 10/05/2012 4:53:42 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Jyotishi

Worthless conjecture with too many variables.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 4:53:52 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth)
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That is pure crap!

Every man knows that BEER leads to vision loss (at least temporarily).

16 posted on 10/05/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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Wow! Me and my coffee cronies who lap up multiple cups of coffee every morning at the coffee shop should now be blind. The oldest are in their eighties and the youngest, in their sixties. No one going blind, yet.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Jyotishi

I drink 10 or more cups of coffee a day. There is not any history of glaucoma in the family so I see no need to cut back.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 4:55:13 PM PDT by Patriot365
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Anything coming out of ‘harrrvarrrd’ the school of dip-stick 0pansy is not to be trusted. Don't forget the beer summit with the cop, ‘who behaved stupidly....’

Harvard is the training school for 0pansy like community organizers.

19 posted on 10/05/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Jyotishi

One item does not a study make.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 5:04:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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