Low glycemic diet may reduce risk of age-related eye diseases

Dhaka,  Sat,  24 June 2017
Published : 19 May 2017, 16:55:12
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Low glycemic diet may reduce risk of age-related eye diseases

Low glycemic diet may reduce risk of age-related eye diseases
Health experts believe that after the age of 40, vision starts to change. These changes are normal part of the process ageing and at a higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, low or dry eyes.

Researchers at the Tufts University in the United States have found that switching to a low glycemic diet can offer many health benefits especially in reducing the risk of developing eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.

The glycemic index (GI) is a number that represents the effect of a particular food item on a person’s blood sugar level. Foods like potatoes, white bread and white rice have a high glycemic index which means that they can cause sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels while others like whole grains and legumes release sugar slowly in your body when consumed and therefore, they have a low glycemic index, according to a media report.
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