FROM: www.Dr. Mercola.com

Decreasing one’s intake of specific types of fat, rather than fats in general, may help to lower a person’s risk of the eye disease known as age-related macular degeneration.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a currently untreatable (by traditional methods) disease that causes fuzziness, shadows or other distortions in the center of vision. It is also the most common cause of blindness.

Some fats, such as those found in processed foods, may increase an individual’s risk of the eye condition, while other fats, such as the omega-3 fatty acids found in tuna, salmon and other coldwater fish, may decrease one’s risk.

People who reported diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in linoleic acid, found in corn and safflower oil, had a decreased risk of the disease.

Foods with high overall levels of all of these potentially harmful fats — vegetable fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and linoleic acid — tend to be processed, store-bought snack foods.

Archives of Ophthalmology August 2001;119:1191-1199

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DR. MERCOLA’S COMMENT:

It is possible to use natural food products, like blueberries that are exceptionally high in phytochemical antioxidants to actually prevent and even treat this absolutely preventable cause of blindness.

Following a good eating plan is one of the best ways to help prevent this cause of blindness.

Avoiding trans fat in baked goods, is quite wise for many other reasons aside from preventing blindness. The trans fat in bakery goods are FAR worse than saturated fats.

One needs to avoid this trans fat at all costs. Aside/”>