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Teen’s scrap food diet plan triggered him to go blind, study discovers – KRON4

By Blair Morris

February 28, 2020

by: Alexa Mae Asperin

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)– A teenage boy’s processed food diet including Pringles and French fries to name a few things sufficed to make him go blind, according to a recent case study.

The case report, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, records the case of the young patient, whose extremely particular diet consisted of just french fries, Pringles potato chips, white bread, slices of processed ham and sausage.

Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the patient, who started consuming these foods during grade school and very first went to the medical professional at age 14, suffering tiredness.

Medical professionals kept in mind the boy wasn’t taking any medication, had a regular BMI and height, and showed no visible indications of malnutrition.

Medical professionals said the young boy did have low levels of B12 and anemia, so he was treated with B12 injections and got dietary guidance.

A year later on, the young boy was experiencing signs of hearing loss and vision loss.

He was blind by the time he was 17, the case research study kept in mind, and medical professionals cited vitamin B12 deficiency, low copper and selenium levels, a high zinc level, minimized vitamin D level, and bone level density, according to a statement from the University of Bristol.

Scientists from Bristol Medical School and the Bristol Eye Medical facility took a look at the case and concluded that the client suffered nutritional optic neuropathy, a dysfunction of the optic nerve.

Researchers said that a bad diet plan and reduced consumption of mineral caused vision loss in this case.

They likewise warn that the intake of junk food may lead to increased danger of dietary optic neuropathy.

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