Here is another reason to watch the fat intake. We have known for years that a low fat diet can aid in weight reduction. A new study reported in this month’s Archives of Ophthalmology, Association
Between Dietary Fat Intake and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the
Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS)An Ancillary Study of the Women’s Health Initiative, reports that a diet rich in polyunsaturated fats is associated with a two fold increase in the incidence of macular degeneration. Those eating a diet rich in monosaturated fats had a lower than average incidence of macular degneration.
The study concluded:
“These results support a growing body of evidence suggesting that diets high in several types of fat may contribute to the risk of intermediate AMD and that diets high in monounsaturated fatty acids may be protective.”
The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.