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Diabetes doubles chance of developing cataract

Researchers analysed medical records from 56,510 UK-based diabetes aged 40 or over and found that  was diagnosed at an overall rate of 20.4 per 1,000 people. This compares to a rate in the  of 10.8 per 1,000.

Diabetics aged between 45 and 54 were considerably more likely than non-sufferers to develop cataract. Those diabetic patients aged between 45 and 49 were 4.6 times more likely to, and diabetics aged between 50 and 54 were 5.7 times more at risk than their healthy counterparts.

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