13 Sep Olive oil nutrients for the prevention of degenerative eye diseases
According to the findings of a group of French researchers, following a Mediterranean-style diet can prevent the development of age-related eye degeneration.
Omega-3 fatty acids have neuroprotective effects and properties that prevent abnormal growth of blood vessels, thus they help prevent degenerative diseases of the retina of the eyes.
It has been shown that following a Mediterranean diet, which consists of a large amount of fruits, olive oil, fatty fish, vegetables and whole grains, prevents or delays the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is not treatable. Taking supplements with vitamin E or beta-carotene will not prevent or delay the development of AMD.
This conclusion is important because it refutes the results of a 2017 review of the existing scientific literature, which concluded that the evidence that people who followed a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals were less likely to develop AMD was inconclusive.