Eating healthy can reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration

September 3, 2019  20:35

Specialists from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) conducted an experiment that helped to find out that eating healthy foods can prevent the risk of developing some eye diseases, namely Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), says Planet-today.

This disease has become one of the main reasons leading to loss of vision of people who have crossed the sixty-year summer boundary. To find out the reasons leading to this result, the scientists analyzed the results of 18 scientific studies. It turned out that people who throughout their lives adhered to the Mediterranean diet had a lower chance of getting this disease.

The eastern diet, which involves the use of a large number of legumes, fruits, whole grain products, as well as seafood, also reduced the risk of developing AMD in humans.

Those who adhered to a Western diet, and regularly ate meat, dairy products, eggs and bread, the likelihood of developing vision loss in adulthood increased significantly.

Experts note the need to include foods enriched with carotenoids in your diet, as well as eat fish of fatty varieties more often. These and some other products can saturate the body with useful substances that will also benefit the retina. While harmful products that cause oxidation of the body, can destroy it and cause vision loss.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible loss of central vision in elderly patients. It is more common among the Caucasian population.

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