Healthy Diet Could Slow Vision Loss

4th July 2010

Eating a healthy nutrient-rich diet could slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, according to new research. Scientists at the Tufts University in Boston found that eating low GI foods that allowed the body to steadily research energy instead of spiking blood sugar levels, seemed to protect against the blinding eye disease.

The discovery shows that that eating fruits, vegetables and oily fish could be sight-saving and protect against the eye problem.

Researchers reached their conclusions by studying the diet of 4,000 men and women aged over 55 years. They found that people who ate a diet rich in vitamins C and E, zinc and omega 3 fatty acids were less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration - the leading cause of vision loss in elderly people, worldwide.

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