Overactive thyroid increases risk for macular degeneration by 350%

Overactive thyroid or taking supplemental thyroid hormone dramatically increases the risk for macular degeneration, an eye disease that robs individuals of their central vision used for reading, driving, etc.  There is no effective cure or therapy for the main form of the disease, though dietary supplements (AREDS Formula) weakly slow down its progression.  [Investigative Ophthalmology Visual Science Oct 1, 2016]

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