Glaucoma and Coffee

The latest news is that coffee drinkers may have an increase in risk of developing a particular type of Glaucoma. It isn’t necessarily the coffee, they suspect that caffeine, also found in energy drinks, fizzy drinks, and tea may be the culprit. There is evidence that Exfoliative Glaucoma is more likely in those with a high caffeine intake, though there may also be a genetic issue- not everyone with a high caffeine intake gets it.

Presenting at the 22nd American Glaucoma Society, researchers have stated that more investigation needs to be done to be certain, and for the moment are making no recommendations that people should cut caffeine intake to reduce the risk.

As a coffee drinker, who drinks too much and too strong, I’m off for a decaf.

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