Health foods 'don't protect against sight loss'

A DIET rich in foods containing antioxidants does not protect against the UK's leading cause of sight loss, experts believe.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) relates to the progressive breakdown of light- sensitive cells in the centre of the retina in the eye. Sufferers can find it virtually impossible to read, drive or carry out tasks requiring sharp, central vision.

AMD is most common among the elderly and smokers are thought to be more at risk. A review of research published online today in the British Medical Journal found no evidence that a healthy diet staves off AMD.

Source - Scotsman

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