Smoking and Diet Influence Hereditary Macular Degeneration

Tufts University researchers have found that hereditary macular degeneration in identical twins progresses faster with increased smoking and is slowed by a good healthy diet.  The lead author said, “Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, and that can make a difference – even if you have a genetic susceptibility to macular degeneration…and, if course, don’t smoke.”

PositiveTip: Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods can significantly help prevent or slow macular degeneration