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What does being overweight or even obese have to do with your risk of developing cataracts? As it turns out, adidas stan smith more than you may think. bns gold Body Mass Index (BMI) is recognized as a well known risk factor for some common diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and joint problems however the relationship between BMI and risk of cataract is controversial and not completely obvious. chaussure nike cortez chaussures timberland pas cher The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a normal weight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) as18.5-<25 kg/m2, being overweight as BMI of 25-<30 kg/m2, and obesity as BMI of ≥30 kg/m2.

Research of Cataract Risk & BMI

An extensive Meta Analysis and statistical review of BMI and cataracts found that being overweight or obese were significantly associated with an increased risk of cataracts, especially those called “posterior subcapsular cataracts” which typically cause the greatest vision decline. nike air max 90 air jordan en soldes This relationship was independent of sex, alcohol intake, diabetes and hypertension.

If you or someone you know is concerned about cataracts and weight or body mass index (BMI) please share this information with them and ask them to call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas , Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.