Healthier eating choices decrease risk of advanced AMD

Patients who consumed diets high in fruits, vegetables, chicken and nuts low in red meat were found to have a lower prevalence of advanced age-related macular degeneration, according to study findings.Researchers collected food frequency data from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study at the study’s baseline between 1990 and 1994 using a 121-item food frequency questionnaire. At follow-up between 2003 and 2007, the researchers assessed 21,132 patients for AMD prevalence using retinal photographs.

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