A diet lacking in fruit and vegetables may increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. Antioxidants in fruit and vegetables help protect the body against the action of ‘free radicals’. These are unstable molecules which can damage cells or prevent cell repair.
A diet high in hydrogenated or saturated fats increases the risk of developing AMD. People who are clinically obese may also be at a higher risk. Excessive alcohol may also deplete antioxidant levels.
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