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Sunlight May Reduce Risk of Nearsightedness

sunlight may reduce nearsightedness risk

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  • Spending more time outside early in life may offer some protection against nearsightedness, a new study reports
  • Although the condition is common, more children are becoming nearsighted throughout the world: 30 to 40 percent of adults in Europe and the U.S. and up to 80 percent of the population in Asia
  • A fifth of the population aged between 14 and 29 years spend no time outdoors at all, and 75 percent spend less time outdoors than prison inmates
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E are nutrients that have a positive effect on maintaining, protecting and improving your eyesight

By Dr. Mercola

Sunlight is good for you. Seriously good for you. In fact, a new study shows that people, teens in particular, who spend time outside basking in the sun have better vision later in life.

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