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Coffee and Glaucoma


Here's something to consider when you're pouring that first cup of coffee in the morning.

A new study shows that drinking at least three cups of java a day could increase your risk of developing glaucoma.

Researchers found that getting a certain type of glaucoma, called ex-foliation glaucoma, goes up 66-percent for those who drink more than three cups of caffeinated coffee a day.

However, the same result was not found in other caffeinated beverages such as soda or tea.

The lead researcher says the results still needs to be confirmed through more studies.


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