Risk of Cataracts Higher with Diabetes – Especially in Your 40s – 50s

A large study conducted in Great Britain has found that diabetes vastly increases the risk of diabetes. The study compared people, aged 40 and older,  with diabetes to people who didn’t have diabetes but were otherwise comparable in age, gender, and other factors. It found that the incidence rate of cataract diagnoses and surgery cases was 20.4 per 1000 person-years among patients with diabetes, vs just 10.8 per 1000 person-years in those without diabetes. But among the younger diabetes patients in the study – those from 45 to 54 years of age — the risk for cataracts was more than fivefold greater. Read more

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