Eating fruits and vegetables may help decrease the likelihood of glaucoma
- If their diet included at least one serving of either green collards or kale a month, they had a decreased likelihood of glaucoma by 69%
- If they had two servings per week of carrots compared to those who had less than one, there was a 64% decrease in the likelihood of glaucoma
- For those who ate canned or dried peaches once a week, there was a 47% decreased likelihood of glaucoma
- They found a correlation between riboflavin and vitamin A and decreased odds of having glaucoma
- Conversely, they found that orange juice was associated increasing the odds of having glaucoma due to the cryptoxanthin in the orange juice
The studies are continuing to compare blood levels of nutrients in glaucoma patients compared with those without the disorder.