Generation specs: Stopping the short-sight epidemic - health - 06 November 2009 - New Scientist

2009-11-08 17:36 - Links

Playing indoor sports turned out to have no benefits for the eyes, whereas even physically inactive time spent outside was beneficial (Ophthalmology, vol 115, p 1279). "Our findings suggest that being outdoors, rather than sport per se, may be the crucial factor," says Rose. The theory has since been backed up by a study of 1249 teenagers in Singapore, led by Seang-Mei Saw at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Staying inside, apparently, gives you bad eyesight. But the theory doesn't play out very well. As the sort of person who can't read his alarm clock at about a foot away from his face in the morning, I find this stuff very interesting.

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