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Mediterranean diet, caffeine, fruit may help lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration

October 19 2016. Research presented on October 16, 2016 at the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology has associated a Mediterranean diet, fruit and caffeine as with a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration(AMD).

The current study included 883 subjects aged 55 or older residing in central Portugal between 2013 and 2015, among whom 449 individuals had early stage macular degeneration. Dietary questionnaire responses were scored on adherence to a Mediterranean diet, which is high in vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats and fish, and relatively low in red meat and butter.

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