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Can a High Fat Diet Worsen The Leading Cause of Blindness?

By DrLaPuma 14 years agoNo Comments
Home  /  Wellness and Mental Health  /  Can a High Fat Diet Worsen The Leading Cause of Blindness?
Dr John La Puma

As too many people stop taking medicine because it’s too expensive–21% in a recent New England Journal of Medicine study–changing what you eat, just a little at a time, is starting to have profound effect.

For example, in industrialized countries, macular degeneration (MD) affects 25% of people over age 75, many of whom are at risk to lose their vision. That means about 8 million people in the U.S. alone. Now.

Macular degeneration is a vascular disease–clogged arteries to the eyes. It’s one of the few that the right combo of vitamin supplements actually treat. Look for Ocuvite The vitamins and minerals are small doses of vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc.

In the 5 year Harvard study, diets rich in meat and dairy, and animal fat more than vegetable increased the risk. Processed baked foods–full of trans fats–and other processed foods were worst. Those who ate fish and nuts reduced their risk.

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