The Link Between Macular Degeneration and Diet

According to new research from the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, a poor diet has been placed amongst smoking, age and family history as the main risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

According to an ophthalmologist at Krieger Eye Institute, patients who eat high-fat, high-cholesterol diets have a higher risk of developing macular degeneration as opposed to people who eat green leafy vegetables, fruits, and foods high in antioxidants.

In addition, ophthalmologists stressed the importance of good heart health and a general healthy lifestyle as a major defence against AMD, they also advocated for consumption of nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc, vitamin E and lutein as well foods such as salmon, blueberries & kale for their antioxidant properties.

Read the full study here.

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