Subscribe to Dr. Mercola's Natural Health Newsletter
Hide this
 

Which Foods Thwart Age-Related Vision Loss?

May 15, 2009 | 1,507 views

A new study suggests that older adults who eat diets rich in citrus fruits, leafy greens and fish oil may have a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older U.S. adults.

AMD refers to gradual damage to the macula, a structure in the retina that allows for seeing fine detail. The condition affects more than 1 million Americans.

Researchers looked at the overall diet patterns of 4,000 older adults, and found that participants with diets high in omega-3 fats, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin had a relatively lower risk of AMD. Lutein and zeaxanthin are plant pigments that act as antioxidants; the nutrients are found in broccoli, spinach and other leafy green vegetables, as well as egg yolks.

[+] Sources and References
Click Here and be the first to comment on this article

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Dr. Mercola, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Mercola and his community. Dr. Mercola encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your health care professional before using products based on this content.

© Copyright 1997-2017 Dr. Joseph Mercola. All Rights Reserved.