Ask A Doctor: What dietary changes can I make to slow macular degeneration?

Ask A Doctor: What dietary changes can I make to slow macular degeneration?

January 16th, 2018 by Dr. Francis DeCroos in Life Entertainment

Dr. Francis DeCroos, Southeastern Retina Associates; member, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society

Dr. Francis DeCroos, Southeastern Retina Associates; member, Chattanooga-Hamilton...

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Q: What dietary changes can I make to benefit my macular degeneration?

A: Certain diets in large population studies may have some effect in slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Some studies suggest that eating green, leafy vegetables and other vegetables may slow the progression of AMD, while people who do not typically eat any such vegetables may experience faster progression of AMD. Some potentially beneficial vegetables include kale, spinach, turnips, collard greens and romaine lettuce. Other vegetables that may slow the progression of AMD include broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts.

— Dr. Francis DeCroos, Southeastern Retina Associates; member, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society


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