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,…

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Diet and Eye Health

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease of aging that affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD gradually destroys the vision needed to see objects clearly, such as reading and driving and causes no pain.Risk factors, aside from age, include smoking, obesity, race (whites are much more…

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