(Natural News) An unhealthy diet is one of the leading causes of disease. In a recent study in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, researchers found that it can even increase the risk of eye diseases which can lead to blindness.
In this study, researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. discovered how poor nutrition, including high fat and cholesterol-enriched food, can damage the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in the eye. They also found a potential new treatment through which these cells could be saved before diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develop. →
(Natural News) Losing your eyesight can be a devastating experience, but it’s one that many people could be spared in the future as scientists have found plant compounds that could help prevent blindness.
Researchers from England and the U.S. tested naturally occurring homoisoflavonoids from the Hyacinthaceae plant to see how well they could stop new blood vessel cells from growing in the eye, which can cause several types of blindness. They found that one particular synthetic derivative could be used to develop future treatments.