What Eye Colors Says About Your Health
by: Dr. O
Eyes are one of the most beautiful and powerful components of the human body. According to common knowledge, they are our window to the outside world and they have the ability to express our inner emotions. With our eyes, we are able to communicate our deepest feelings and emotions.
The colored part of the eye is called the iris, which contains pigmentation that determines our eye color. The eye color is largely determined by variations in the interaction and expression of multiple genes. These genes are responsible for the most dominant and common colors; brown, blue and green. Other eye colors, such as gray, hazel and multiple combinations are not fully understood or explainable at this time.
Some scientists and researchers claim the color of the eyes really can predict your chances of having certain health problems.
Dark Brown Color
This is the most common eye color in the world, accounting for nearly 55% of the world’s total population. The dark brown color is due to higher concentration of melanin in the iris and is associated with a number of health benefits.
People with dark brown eyes may be less vulnerable to certain diseases. They are less likely to develop melanoma of the eye from exposure to ultraviolet rays. They are also less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration.
Dark brown eyes also come with its downside. People with dark brown irises are more likely to develop vision-clouding cataracts than people with light-colored eyes.
Research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh found that women with dark-colored eyes seemed to experience more pain when giving birth compared with mothers with light-colored eyes. The women with light-colored eyes also had less anxiety, depression, negative thoughts and sleep disturbances than the women with brown eyes.
People with dark brown are more likely to develop vitiligo, a chronic, autoimmune skin condition in which the pigment cells of the skin, melanocytes, are destroyed resulting in white patches of depigmentation in certain areas of the skin and hair
A 1978 study suggests that people with brown eyes had significantly sharper reflexes during certain athletic activities than those with lighter eyes. This is perhaps, one of the most fascinating aspects of eye color related research and athletic abilities.
Green Eye Color
Green eyes are beautiful to behold. They are also extremely unique and very rare. Roughly 2% of the world’s population have true green eyes.
Women with green-colored eyes may exhibit a higher tolerance for pain, and lower risk of anxiety and depression, particularly during labor and after childbirth, according to the American Pain Society (APS) study.
Green iris also contains less melanin than dark iris, which provides less protection from ultraviolet rays, which means a higher risk of eye melanoma….
Source: Check Biotech