Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cataract Risk Reduced by Walking & Running

Many patients wish to know how they can reduce their risk of cataracts. Cataract Surgeons at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center want patients to know that they can possibly reduce their risk of cataracts simply by exercising. And, the exercise required does not need to be vigorous! Even mild exercise such as walking is helpful, according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports by researchers at the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. According to this Berkeley study, one’s cataract risk was lowered substantially with both running and walking, with your risk profile declining directly with increasing exercise energy expenditure.

If you or someone you know is concerned about the risk of cataracts and how to reduce it can learn about how exercise like running and walking can help at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center at UAB in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham located at UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.