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Doylestown, PA

501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215-230-9200
Fax: 215-230-9292

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Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7 am- 8pm
Friday 7am – 5pm
*Saturday (3rd Saturday of the Month) 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hopewell, NJ

2 Capital Way
Ste 326
Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-882-8833
Fax: 609-882-0077

Hours

Monday 7am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
*Saturday (1st and 4th Saturdays of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hamilton, NJ

1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Ste 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-890-0772
Fax: 609-890-0774

Hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 4pm
*Saturday (1st Saturday of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

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AAO: New Study Shows Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Risk of AMD Development

Mediterranean Food

Research

A new study suggests that one’s diet is a significant factor in the development of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Researchers from the European Union studied the correlation between genetics and lifestyle.  They determined that those who followed a Mediterranean diet reduced their risk of late-stage AMD by 41 percent.

The Diet

A Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil, and fish. There is minimal to no meat consumption. Previous studies found this diet to elongate one’s lifespan and reduce the rate of heart diseases and cognitive impairments.

AMD Study

About 5,000 people participated in two studies – the Rotterdam Study and the Alienor Study. Participants (55 and older) in the Rotterdam Study completed food questionnaires every five years for twenty-one years and were evaluated for their disease risk. Participants in the Alienor Study (73 and older) were seen every 2 years for a 4-year period and were evaluated for an association between eye disease and diet.

Overall, those who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 41% less likely to develop AMD compared to those who did not follow it. The conclusion was that it was the overall nutrient-rich diet that reduced the risk of AMD, rather than individual food items within the diet. Simply eating some fish or some vegetables would not cut the risk of AMD significantly.

You Are What You Eat

Dr. Emily Chew, MD states, “You are what you eat. I believe this is a public health issue on the same scale as smoking. Chronic diseases such as AMD, dementia, obesity, and diabetes all have roots in poor dietary habits. It’s time to take quitting a poor diet as seriously as quitting smoking.”

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Doylestown, PA
501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215-230-9200

Fax: 215-230-9292

Hopewell, NJ
Two Capital Way
Suite 326
Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: 609-882-8833

Fax: 609-882-0077

Hamilton, NJ
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-890-0772

Fax: 609-890-0774

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