High Fat Diet May Blind You, Study Shows
A diet rich in saturated fat and cholesterol may increase the risk of one common cause of blindness, while healthy eating appears to lower the risk of another - cataracts, a researcher said Tuesday.
The research is still preliminary. But the findings suggest that blindness should perhaps be added to the long list of ailments that can be caused by a high-fat diet.
The unhealthy diet was found to increase by 80 percent the risk of a condition known as macular degeneration, in which eyesight in the center of the visual field declines.
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