Can Exercise and Good Nutrition Reduce the Risk of Macular Degeneration?

December 16, 2010

A recent study has found that women who exercise, eat right (e.g., reduce intake of fatty processed foods), and don’t smoke could cut their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by more than two-thirds.

In terms of diet, participants were scored according to the consumption of relatively healthy foods, such as whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and milk, as well as unhealthy foods including saturated fats, sodium, and added sugar.

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