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Cataract risk may be cut by quitting smoking

3rd January 2014

New research shows smokers who quit could reduce risk of cataracts.


Cataracts mean the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy and is leading cause of impaired vision.

Researchers in Sweden found middle-aged men who smoked at least 15 cigarettes a day could lower risk of cataracts over two decades if they quit.

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