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Mediterranean diet may prevent age-related macular degeneration


Mediterranean diet may prevent age-related macular degeneration


THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- A Mediterranean-style diet might significantly reduce your risk of a major cause of blindness, a new study suggests.Poor diet is emerging as an important factor in the development of a degenerative eye disease called age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. It's a leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. "You are what you eat," said Dr. Emily Chew, spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an adviser to the research group that conducted the study.

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