A study report from the nutrition research center at Tufts University reveals a delay in development of AMD-like lesions as the result of a lower glycemic index (GI) diet. The mice on the lower GI diet had less accumulations of debris in the retina.
Low GI foods are whole grain bread, fruits and vegetables. High GI foods are white bread and white potatoes. The lower GI foods initiate a slower release of glucose that is more easily processed by cells.
This study “suggests that diet alone is enough to accelerate or delay the formation of lesions.”