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Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

Posted 8 Oct 2015 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 – Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something. Pigments called carotenoids – which give red or orange hues to carrots, sweet potatoes and orange peppers, or deep greens to produce like spinach, broccoli and kale – may help ward off the age-linked vision ailment known as macular degeneration, researchers said. While the study can't prove cause-and-effect, one vision care expert wasn't surprised by the findings. "I tell my patients that fruit and vegetable consumption are very important for eye health – this study validates that notion," said Dr. Paul Bernstein, a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss, especially in the ... Read more

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