Fourth Cup Of Coffee Linked To Exfoliation Glaucoma
Keep that fourth cup of coffee down and read this before you take another sip. A first-of-its-kind study has revealed that there may be some link between caffeinated coffee and exfoliation glaucoma. The scientists have specifically said that more than three cups of coffee hold the threshold risk in this regard. The study, published in "Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science", says that people who drink too much coffee may be at the risk of developing this condition, which further leads to secondary glaucoma. Jae Hee Kang, author of the study and who works with the "Channing Division of Network Medicine" in Brigham, said that the Scandinavians have the "highest frequencies of exfoliation syndrome and glaucoma."
Since the Scandinavians have the highest consumption rate of caffeinated coffee in the world, a previous research had also found that this consumption is associated with an increased risk of open-angle glaucoma. This led Kang and his team to evaluate whether similar risk was available for the exfoliation glaucoma as well. It seems their worst fear has come true. The good news, however, is that such association was not established in case of other caffeinated products like soda, chocolate or tea. Even decaffeinated coffee did not show any such impact.
Before the research team says anything for sure, it wants to conduct further study into this link. However, till that happens, no more caffeinated coffee for you.
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