Gut Microbes Influence Eye Disease

Most people know about the role of intestinal bacteria in digestion, but it may be surprise to learn that your likelihood of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness. A study, published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, showed that at least in mice that diets rich in fat alter the gut microbiome, which causes inflammation, and ultimately lead to AMD. The lesson in this: stick to a low fat diet to keep your gut microbes in a healthy state and balance.

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