A Cup of Hot Tea Daily Can Cut the Risk of Glaucoma

According to a new study from the National Eye Institute, US, the risk of developing glaucoma, a common eye disease in senior people, was lower in those who drank hot tea on a daily basis.hot tea

A team of scientists analyzed data received from the 2005–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included the medical data of nearly 10,000 people. Having analyzed the received data, the researchers discovered that the participant who drank hot tea every day had 74% lower risk of developing glaucoma.

However, the team concluded that further research is needed to establish the importance of these findings and whether hot tea consumption may play a role in the prevention of glaucoma.

Natural Protein May Help to Prevent Glaucoma, Australian Study

A team of researchers from Macquarie University, Australia, has found that a natural protein called neuropepsin plays a key role in retinal health but this protein is inactivated in glaucoma.natural protein prevents glaucoma

The researchers performed an analysis which demonstrated that neuropepsin is deactivated in response to oxidative stress that could be triggered by environmental factors like air pollution.

Lead author of the study Dr. Vivek from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University Gupta believes: “This long-term collaborative study has opened up a completely new line of investigation in glaucoma research that will lead to new treatment avenues for the disease.”

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