Eye color not only gives shine and gives the beauty of your face. It can also tell a lot about you. And not a single gene responsible for eye color, according to health info with reference to steptohealth.ru.
Many believe that the color of the eyes inherit from their parents (or grandparents). But not always have two people (even the twins) can see exactly the same color (tone) eye.
Here come into play all the genetic factors.
And whatever the color of your eyes - chestnut, hazel, green, blue, gray - your eyes say more than his lips say.
The expression "the eyes - a mirror of the soul" exhaustively said that can make one simple look. And your eye color can tell you what diseases you risk to be ill, and even predict how your body reacts to alcohol.
Sounds surprising is not it? Experts told what secrets Eye color can tell us about you and your health.
1. People with black eyes more often cataracts
This clouding of the eye's lens, usually associated with age. A man looks as if through a veil. It turns out that people with dark eyes, the risk of developing cataracts increased.
It showed a study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. It has been found that people with dark eyes, the risk of developing cataracts in the 1.8-2.8 times higher than in people with light eyes.
But the disease can be prevented. Most importantly - protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays. On the other hand, the body needs sunlight. Therefore, experts recommend:
Sunbathing, when the sun is not too high. Avoid sunlight from noon until three o'clock in the afternoon.
Use quality sunglasses. Remember that this is not only a fashion accessory, but also a means of protecting the eyes from sunlight.
Not all points are well perform this protective function. Choose products known and trusted companies. They are more expensive, but are long enough to really protect the eyes.
Cheap sunglasses can be fashionable, but they are missing up to ninety percent of the solar radiation, whereas quality sunglasses can block up to ninety percent of the radiation.
2. Vitiligo is less common in people with blue eyes
Vitiligo - an autoimmune disease, it is manifested in the appearance of skin white spots. Some studies have shown that the disease is less common in people with blue eyes.
These results were obtained in the study, which involved 3000 patients with vitiligo. All of them belonged to the white race. 27% were blue-eyed, 30% - with green or hazel, and 43% - with brown eyes.
3. Melanoma is more common in blue-
Melanoma and vitiligo diseases considered, mutually exclusive. Factors that protect from vitiligo, increase the risk of melanoma.
Vitiligo - an autoimmune disease. This means that our immune system mistakenly attacks our own cells.
With the features of such a reaction of the immune system, obviously, is the reason that people susceptible to vitiligo do not develop melanoma.
The exact mechanism for this phenomenon is not yet known, but some scientists believe that three factors work here:
Genes that protect against vitiligo.
Genes that protect against melanoma.
Genes determine the number and type of pigment skin and eyes.
4. People with dark eyes can be more susceptible to habits.
Before raising a glass, think a bit. If you have black or brown eyes, you may have worse effects of alcohol carry than your friends with blue or green eyes.
These findings were published in the American Journal of Personality and Individual Differences.
The researchers found that people with light eyes drink more alcohol than women with dark eyes.
They believe that this is due to the fact that people with dark eyes are more susceptible to alcohol and other drugs, so they are less satisfied its quantity.
5. Changes in eye color may indicate health problems
Did you notice redness on the white part of the eye. You may have an allergy.
If this part of the eye is yellow, you probably have liver problems. If the color has changed only one eye, maybe it is due to a hereditary disease, such as neurofibromatosis.
And, of course, as soon as you notice that the eye color changed, you need to go to an ophthalmologist.
He will say, if you need to refer to other specialists (if a change in eye color is not due to eye diseases, and with some others).
And to take all necessary measures to ensure that your eyesight has remained healthy.