Age -Related Blindness Linked To Smoking

Posted on May 27, 2011


Smokng causes age related blindness

According to a recent research report tobacco users have an increased risk for age-related blindness.
Researchers in Japan found a significant link between smoking and Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The disease causes blindness.

The study involved 279 women and men with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 143 without the disease.
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Those who smoke had a much stronger affiliation with the disease. Seventy five % of them smoke compared to only 40% of those who didn’t have the disease.

After taking other factors into account, smokers still had a five times the risk for AMD.

The result of the study is an alert for those who are concerned with AMD to avoid tobacco use. Smoking is an avoidable health risk factor that can be eliminated.

For youths and young adults it’s a health warning that smoking can make them blind later in life
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