Americans Fear Blindness More than Heart Disease

Most Americans fear going blind even more than they fear heart disease, even though heart disease is the primary killer of both men and women in the U.S.

A new survey found that 60 percent of Americans say they are more frightened by blindness than heart disease. In fact, fear of losing eyesight was nearly double that of getting heart disease.

According to Earth Times:

“... 79 percent of Americans also say that other than their own death or the death of a loved one, losing one’s eyesight is the ‘worst thing that could happen to me,’ clearly positioning vision as one of the most important elements of one’s life, if not the most important.”

If this is a particular fear of yours, you might want to bear in mind that antioxidants can virtually eliminate your risk of developing the most common form of blindness -- age related macular degeneration. The best one for this purpose is astaxanthin.

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