In summer, farmers’ markets are rich with tomatoes. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and contain lycopene as well as small (almost negligible) amounts of nicotine. There are many health benefits of eating tomatoes. Tomatoes contain compounds that have been proven to help prevent cancer, heart disease cataracts and many others.
Can cataracts be inherited?
Yes, A person may inherit the tendency to develop cataracts from family history (genetics)
Other causes of cataract include:
* family history of cataracts;
* medical problems, like diabetes;
* injury to the eye;
* medications, especially steroids;
* long-term, unprotected exposure to sunlight;
* previous eye surgery.