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The association of consumption of fruits/vegetables with decreased risk of glaucoma among older African-American women in the study of osteoporotic fractures.

Consistent consumption of fruits and vegetables packed with vitamin A, C, and carotenoids may help halt the onset of glaucoma in older African-American women.

​This study evaluated the relationship between high dietary ingestion of fruits and vegetables and the incidence of glaucoma among older African-American women. The study population included 662 African-American women who provided dietary information through questionnaires. 

Researchers observed that habitual intake of 3 or more servings of fruits per day and more than 1 serving of vegetables, such as kale and collard green, per week lessened the risk of glaucoma by 79% and 57% respectively. The results of this study show that regular intake of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A, C, and carotenoids may protect older African-American women against glaucoma.

Research Summary Information

  • 2012
  • Giaconi JA, Yu F, Stone KL, Pedula KL, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Hochberg MC, Coleman AL; Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group.
  • Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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