Fat-filled diet may put younger women at risk for future AMD

MedPage Today (11/11, Phend) reported that, according to a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, “a fat-filled diet may put younger women at risk for future age-related macular degeneration (AMD).” After analyzing “dietary fat intake measured in 1,787 women,” researchers found that “women younger than 75 with the highest total fat intake (about 43% of daily calories) had 70% higher odds of intermediate” AMD “than those in the lowest quintile (21% fat calories).” Notably, “photographic assessment for” AMD “revealed that 4% of the women had intermediate disease — defined by extensive drusen deposits on the retina or optic nerve head as well as pigmentary abnormalities.” For information on diet and its effect on macular degeneration visit youreyesite.com

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