Monday, May, 22nd, 2017 Researchers in the News
- Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, causes gradual loss of central vision and does not have a possible cure.
- Switching from a high-glycemic diet to a low-glycemic one is beneficial to eye health in people that are heading towards developing AMD.
- Changes in metabolism associated with the different glycemia diets are related to AMD features.
Food habits and change in dietary patterns help in the treatment of most diseases. As far as diabetes is concerned, dietary change is crucial as elevated levels of blood glucose levels can damage other organs such as the eye, heart, kidneys and the foot.
Additional coverage of a study published in PNAS which found that development of eye disease in mice was arrested by switching from a high-glycemic to a low-glycemic diet. This article was prompted by a news release from Tufts University. Similar articles ran on four additional sites in India (India Times, Smart Cooky, News National Bureau, and The Hans.)
Read the rest of the article and hear more from the lead author, Dr. Sheldon Rowan of the Jean Mayer HNRCA at Tufts University.