Study: Physical activity, occasional drinking associated with less visual impairment

Occasional alcohol consumption and staying physically active were associated with lower odds of developing visual impairment, a study found. The Beaver Dam Eye Study began with 4,926 people between the ages of 43 years and 86 years at baseline. Twenty years later, 1,913 people participated in a follow-up examination. The main outcome of this report was the change in the number of letters read correctly and the incidence of visual impairment, as measured by best corrected visual acuity. The researchers found that the cumulative incidence of visual impairment was 5.4%, (Read more...)

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