Macular Degeneration: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments



Obesity and junk food have also seemed to be linked with macular degeneration. A study of august 2001 showed that junk food could have a bad effect on eyesight. The snacks high in fat can increase the risk of AMD. The types of fat associated with a higher risk of eye diseases include monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and linoleic acid.

 Another study conducted on 349 subjected between the age of 55 to 80 years, and the results showed that food items that contain a high amount of processed junk food are at more chance of developing advanced stage of AMD.

The food items that are low in antioxidants and high-glycemic-index such as white rice, bread, and pasta, raise blood sugar levels and increase the risk of AMD.

Considering the results of various studies on the link of food with macular degeneration, it Is recommended to avoid consumption of highly processed snacks and food items. While more focus has been drawn towards food items containing high omega 3-fatty acids, they lower the risk of developing AMD.