Sunday, June 3, 2012

Eye health

Serves as the eyes of the senses of sight, other than the eye can also be used to view the health condition of the skin. University of Colorado, the U.S. conducted a study which states that, the tendency toward a serious skin disease can be identified by eye color. Many ways that we can use to find out the disease, one of which is the color of the eye that can be utilized. Recent research also says the same thing, that one can detect eye color of skin diseases. Excerpt from WebMD, revealed in the study that people who have blue eye color has a relatively small risk of the disorder vitiligo, which will result in white patches on the skin and hair. For those who have made possible the color of brown eyes have a greater risk of vitiligo. The study also explained that there kaitanya between eye color with the risk of melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer itself is very dangerous. Not only is the skin that will be affected by melanoma, but other organs and bones can also be attacked.According to a researcher from the Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Richard Spritz, MD, says "Genetically, in some ways vitiligo and melanoma is the polar opposite. Some genetic variations make a person at risk of vitiligo and other people tend to be less susceptible to melanoma, and vice versa. " Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease itself, the immune system attacks part of one's own pigment cells, which resulted in the emergence of white patches. The exact cause of vitiligo is not yet known. People affected by vitiligo have a greater potential risk for autoimmune diseases of other kinds, such as tipe1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease.Genetics is the journal Nature has published the results of this study. scientists in research have made observations of a gene that has to do with vitiligo of the 450 people affected by skin disease. Then the researchers conducted a comparison against the Americans but Hispanics and non-European descent whose numbers are still 3,200 people.The scientists found, there are 13 newly identified genes may affect people who suffer from vitiligo. Another result obtained is, those scientists who have the eye color of blue or gray have less risk of vitiligo, and vice versa for those with brown eyes have a greater risk.


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