Cataracts: Media Proves Me Wrong

On March 28, I reported that the media had failed to pick up the story about a study associating a vegan diet with a lower risk of cataracts.

It took awhile, but a story surfaced on April 8, Vegetarian diet linked to lower cataract risk by Leigh Krietsch Boerner for Reuters.

Of course, they interview Dr. Jack Dodick, who was not part of the study, and who proceeds to discount the findings with a final comment of, “The moral of the story is, live life in moderation[.] A healthy active lifestyle with exercise might decrease the risk of cataracts.”

While one epidemiological study cannot prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a vegan diet leads to less cataracts than a meat-eating diet, it was pretty funny how they took a study showing vegans had lower cataracts and turned it into the idea that moderation and exercise might reduce cataracts.

2 Responses to “Cataracts: Media Proves Me Wrong”

  1. Jan H Says:

    I am 59 years old (!) and have been a vegan for 5 years – vegetarian for many years before that. I just had my eye exam and the doctor said, “You’re doing somethiing right — your eyes are extremely healthy.” Coincidence? I don’t think so.

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