London: Piling on the fat in middle age could significantly raise a man`s risk of blindness later in life.An expanding waistline puts men in danger of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss, researchers say.Even small increases in waist size seem to raise the risk of AMD by up to 75 percent. But women do not appear to be affected, thanks to the presence of female hormone oestrogen.
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