A Low-GI Diet Better for Avoiding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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By: Linda von Wartburg

A study of 4,099 non-diabetic elderly patients has found that a low-glycemic index diet reduces the incidence and severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of irreversible blindness.

In fact, they found that twenty percent of AMD cases would have been eliminated if the patients had just eaten a diet that had a lower glycemic index than average.

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Sources: Medline Plus; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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