Healthy diet protects eyes

RETINAL degeneration
RETINA -- Diseases
DEGENERATION (Pathology)
DIET therapy
ANTIOXIDANTS

Abstract:The article discusses a research on the role of health diet in protecting the eyes. It references a study in the previous issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association." Foods containing beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc have been shown to reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration or progressive age-related deterioration. People who ate higher than average amounts of these antioxidants had up to 35 percent lower risk of developing macular degeneration

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