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How Diet and Nutrition Impact Macular Degeneration

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Sheldon Rowan, PhD

Tufts University School of Medicine

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
1:00 pm EST (please adjust for your time zone)

What are the best foods to lower your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? If you already have AMD, can changing your diet slow the progression of the disease? This Macular Chat episode will explore how diet and nutrition influence the risk and progression of AMD and discuss the vital role that the gut microbiome plays in overall human health. Learn which foods to eat more of, which to avoid, and the latest research and clinical trials on AMD.


Dr. Sheldon Rowan is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, and is a scientist on the Nutrition and Vision Research Team at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, located at Tufts University. Dr. Rowan is also chair of the Division of Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition and an assistant professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

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