AMD and diet [Femme Actuelle]

AMD and diet

To raise awareness about this chronic disease, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger gave an interview in French magazine Femme Actuelle about AMD and diet. But before going directly to the list of foods, let’s understand together the different risk factors for this ocular pathology, and how to reduce them.

AMD and diet: reducing risk factors

Age-Related Macular Degeneration affects people over 50, and affects the macula, an area of the eyeball that allows precise central vision.

To act effectively on AMD and diet, it is important to know that certain factors increase the risk of progression of the disease, such as smoking and obesity.

AMD is a chronic ocular pathology that evolves according to these three different factors:

  • environment;
  • genetics;
  • lifestyle (this is where diet comes in).

Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger explains in Femme Actuelle: “Knowledge of environmental risk factors is a major challenge in terms of primary and secondary prevention of AMD, because these factors can be modified, unlike genetic factors.”

AMD and diet: which foods should be favored?

Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger invites you to have a balanced and varied diet of the Mediterranean type:

  • fresh fruits;
  • green vegetables;
  • legumes;
  • Omega 3; 
  • zinc;
  • lutein; 
  • zeaxanthin; 
  • antioxidants;
  • copper; 
  • vitamins C, E, D and B9.

To learn more about AMD and diet, we invite you to click on the link below. You will have access to the exact foods of the families mentioned above, but also further explanations on this eye disease! (article in French)

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