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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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To: Jyotishi
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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To: Jyotishi

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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To: Jyotishi
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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To: yarddog

I’m curious how many in that study use a computer. I’d think staring at a screen for many hours would cause eye problems faster than a pot of coffee would.

BTW, they never mentioned the size of the cup o’ joe.

I’ll have a glass of wine instead.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: All

22 posted on 10/05/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Patriot365

If I’m awake, the pot is on. Coffee, tea, or water is all that’s on the board.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: Jyotishi
Bah. I drink three or four big mugs of coffee every morning, and I've had no problem.
24 posted on 10/05/2012 5:13:26 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Jyotishi

There, I just tossed out the can of coffee...just like I did with the antibacterial soap that supposedly causes muscle deterioration.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 5:13:50 PM PDT by Greg123456 (Note: Sarcasm in post above)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Stop (drinking coffee) or you'll go Blind."

Does the effect stack with, you know, other things that make you go blind?

26 posted on 10/05/2012 5:15:27 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: yarddog
My Father always drinks black coffee. I asked him about it one time, and he told me he started drinking coffee when he was 6. It was during the depression, and even if they didn't have any milk, my Grandmother always had Coffee for my Grandfather every morning.When my father got up, he would put saltines in black coffee and eat that for breakfast.
27 posted on 10/05/2012 5:17:15 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Jyotishi

Ah, come on!
I gave up cigs, now my coffee?

What the hell, is this 0bama’s wife’s idea?


28 posted on 10/05/2012 5:17:26 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Jyotishi

I thought something ELSE made you blind caused hair to grow on the palms of your hand, boy was I fooled.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 5:17:56 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: yarddog

By the way, Dad’s in his late 80’s and still has vision like a hawk.


30 posted on 10/05/2012 5:19:05 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: southernnorthcarolina

How did you do that? That is so funny!


31 posted on 10/05/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Jyotishi

I wonder if they inadvertently were measuring another group of people: programmers, secretaries, and basically anyone whose job is to stare at a computer-screen.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jyotishi

"And then... then they'll come after our coffee Mandrake!!! Well, I suppose being British you're more of a tea drinker..."

33 posted on 10/05/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

LOL! That was so not nice to us visually-impaired folks...


34 posted on 10/05/2012 5:24:38 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Woodman

One time we were driving from Florida to Oklahoma. We spent the night in Louisiana. After we got on the road again, Mother suggested we stop for breakfast.

The rest of us were willing to wait until lunch before eating but we went ahead and stopped. I knew the real reason was Mother was having caffeine withdrawal. Sure enough after we stopped and got going again, Mother said that was the best coffee she ever had.


35 posted on 10/05/2012 5:24:49 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Jyotishi

Dear God! If this is true, I’ve been stone blind since I was 20.


36 posted on 10/05/2012 5:24:58 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: mrsmith

Aha! Peter Sellers as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake RAF and Sterling Hayden as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper USAF from the 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb”.


37 posted on 10/05/2012 5:25:34 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

If this is true, I would be as blind as Ray Charles by now.


38 posted on 10/05/2012 5:26:04 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Parmy

I’ve been drinking coffee,lots of coffee, since 1948.

I do wear OTC reading glasses but that’s it.

I also learned years ago to ignore ALL studies.

.


39 posted on 10/05/2012 5:26:47 PM PDT by Mears
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To: yarddog

I’m sitting on the corner feeling glad.
Got no money coming in but I can’t be sad.
That was the best cup of coffee I ever had.
And I won’t worry about a thing
because we’ve got it made,
here on the inside, outside so far away.


40 posted on 10/05/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1354 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good idea!


41 posted on 10/05/2012 5:29:49 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Jyotishi

42 posted on 10/05/2012 5:30:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Hey, the coder is going blind! (Or is it me?)


43 posted on 10/05/2012 5:31:28 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

“Stop fighting, this is the War Room!”


45 posted on 10/05/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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Can I drink coffee until I need glasses?...

Oh wait...


46 posted on 10/05/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“I eat carrots with my coffee. They offset each other”. we put our carrots right in the percolator.


47 posted on 10/05/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by stickywillie (stanley ann went black, & never came back)
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To: Dacus943
Does the effect stack with, you know, other things that make you go blind?

It makes you go blind faster.

48 posted on 10/05/2012 5:44:47 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: ConservativeStatement

lol.


49 posted on 10/05/2012 6:04:36 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

STOP that, rofl. How did you do it? Oh well.


50 posted on 10/05/2012 6:06:42 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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