Have an eye on your diet

By 26. May 2015Blog, Health, Nutrition

As we get older we should have more of an eye on our diets, and one aliment that can apparently be avoided or reduced by changes in our diet is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a loss of vision in the centre of your field of view caused by damage to the retina.

This is a subject we have reported on before, especially in relation to the consumption of carotenes. In this case an article published online in the United States Department of Agriculture AgResearch Magazine explains that in a study of 4000 people, those that ate more whole grains and had a high intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes (which they called the oriental diet), were less likely to develop AMD than those that ate more processed meat and refined grains (called the western diet).

The researchers said that their analysis provides better insight into the effect of diet than a single food or nutrient approach as people eat groups of food, not single nutrients.

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