Scientists have explained how to protect yourself from age-related vision loss

Genes play a big role in shaping human health, however, of decisive importance is given to the lifestyle and environmental factors. So say scientists from the University of Wisconsin. They identified: macular degeneration can be avoided if you follow certain rules.

Usually macular degeneration develops after the age of 65, she paired with rapid loss of vision. The study involved more than 1,600 women aged 50 to 79 years.

Volunteers shared with scientists about their lifestyle habits. Estimated diet, exercise and other factors. As it turned out, genetics is not in the first place with the development of diseases of the organ of vision.

To 337 women scientists have determined macular degeneration, in 91% of cases the disease was at an early stage. Much more often the loss of vision was noted among women smokers, a few involved with sports. Fatty foods also increased risk of the disease.

Researchers recommend exercise at least 10 hours per week. Suitable even gentle exercise: walking outdoors, swimming, Jogging.

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