[tabi] something good to know regarding age related macular degeneration

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 13:06:29 -0400

Hi all,

Just an FYI here for everyone who have some sight they'd like to keep.  a
new study has shown:

"Researchers found that older adults who had an active lifestyle and
exercised three
or more times a week had a 70% lower risk of developing wet AMD.
Exercise vs. AMD
In the study, researchers followed nearly 4,000 men and women in Beaver Dam,
Wis.,
between the ages of 43 and 86 for 15 years. The participants were asked
about their
lifestyle and exercise habits and had detailed eye examinations every five
years.
The results, published in the British Journal of Opthalmology
, showed that one in four had an active lifestyle and engaged in physical
activity
strenuous enough to work up a sweat three or more times per week.
After taking other risk factors for age-related
macular degeneration
 into account, including
weight
,
cholesterol levels
, and age, researchers found those with an active lifestyle were 70% less
likely
to develop wet AMD than those who had a sedentary lifestyle.
The risk of age-related macular degeneration also was also 30% lower among
people
who walked more than 12 blocks regularly.
Researcher M.D. Knudston of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
and Public
Health says other factors, such as diet, may also affect the risk of
age-related
macular degeneration. But physical activity is known to reduce the type of
inflammation
and irregularities in the blood vessel walls associated with the wet form of
the
disease."



hth,

Chip

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