High fat diet linked to age-related macular degeneration

Now there is one more reason to make fruits and vegetables a part of your regular diet. A new study has linked age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to a diet rich in fat and cholesterol.

AMD is a condition which causes damage to the macula, which is a spot in the centre of the retina. This affects the vision of a person. The study says that people who eat leafy vegetables, fruits, and foods rich in anti-oxidants are less likely to get AMD.

People of 50 years and above are vulnerable to AMD. Factors like age, smoking, family history, and poor diet are more likely to get it.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has asserted that blindness is one of the major health concerns across the world.

Some studies have also found out that people who eat plant foods that are rich in other antioxidants, such as vitamins C, E, and selenium have a reduced risk of cataract and AMD.

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