Sunday, 15 July 2007

Protect your eyes by skipping the sugar

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A recent study found that a diet high in refined sugar was linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The condition, which usually comes on later in life, affects the retina and can cause vision loss. The study found that those who had a high sugar diet were more likely to have AMD, while those with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as low-gycemic foods, had a lower incidence of the condition. This doesn't prove that diet causes AMD, but it does show a connection between diet and eye health.

Just one more reason to pay attention to what you're eating!




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