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Dietary nitrate may lower risk of glaucoma

In the Journals Eating more dietary nitrate, especially from green leafy vegetables, may help lower your risk of glaucoma, according to a study published online Jan. 14, 2016, by JAMA Ophthalmology. More than 104,000 people were divided into five groups based on their dietary nitrate intake, which ranged from a daily average of 80 milligrams (mg) to 240 mg. The researchers found that being in the highest nitrate category was associated with a…

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