Mediterranean Diet Can Prevent Blindness, Study Suggests


Poor diet is correlated with macular degeneration.

Evidence is mounting that eating well can reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Science Daily reports.

AMD is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

Researchers from the European Union have been investigating the connection between genes and lifestyle on the development of AMD, and they have found that people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet cut their risk of late-stage AMD by 41 percent.

This new research expands on previous studies. It suggests that this kind of diet is good for everyone, no matter whether they already have the disease or are at risk of developing it.

The new research has been published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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