Monday, January 24, 2011

Myopia

Yesterday, I was thinking about myopia (since I am personally affected by it). It is often explained away as being part of a genetic inheritance, but is there more to the story? Is diet (in or out of the womb) a contributing factor to its occurrence? Wikipedia mentions the lack of sunlight as a possible contributing factor.

Chinese people appear to be severely affected by myopia. (Is the incidence high in other East Asian countries as well.)

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