Being fit reduces the risk of developing Glaucoma

In a prospective observational study, the association of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness with incident glaucoma was examined.

Physical activity was measured by self-reported leisure-time activities and fitness was measured by maximal treadmill test. Study participants were 9519 men and women with mean age 50 were recruited in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study.

The study concluded that meeting physical activity guidelines or being fit reduces the risk of developing glaucoma.

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