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Teen’s Junk Food Diet Caused Him to Go Blind, Doctors Say | Live Science

A teen who ate nothing but fries, chips and other junk food for years slowly went blind as a result of his poor diet, according to a new report of the case.

The case highlights a perhaps little-known fact about poor diets: In addition to being tied to obesity, heart disease and cancer, they “can also permanently damage the nervous system, particularly vision,” according to the report, published today (Sept. 2) in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

The teen’s problems began at age 14, when he went to the doctor’s office complaining of tiredness.

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