According to a case from the UK: Makes Fast Food blind? The experts say

Obesity and metabolic problems such as Diabetes are probably the most common consequences of an unhealthy diet. Years of malnutrition, but also other problems – believe, at least in British professionals.

An unhealthy diet has a young people in the UK, according to his Doctors, almost blind. Also, his hearing was affected, reports the physicians to Rhys Harrison, of the Bristol Eye Hospital in the journal "Annals of Internal Medicine". The Boy had nourished for years, only a few Junk-Food things like French fries and Chips. He probably is suffering from a certain Form of an eating disorder.

The nutrition researcher Stefan Kabisch by the German Institute for nutritional research (DIfE) in Potsdam keeps the described link between malnutrition and Eyesight and hearing loss, however, is not likely. Hans Konrad Biesalski of the German society for nutritional medicine, says that probably the other health abnormalities to the complaints, at least take responsibility.

He was fussy with food, but otherwise healthy

First problems were due to his diet, the Boy had already as a Teenager, such as the British doctors explained. As a 14-Year-old, he reported accordingly, his doctor of persistent fatigue. He was fussy with food, but otherwise healthy. The doctor diagnosed a Vitamin B12 deficiency he corrected with Vitamin injections. In addition, the Boy got a diet advice.

A year later, he complained of hearing loss and a little later also about the problems with the See, as it was said. The Doctors found no cause. With 17 years of age had deteriorated his eyesight, so he was referred to a specialist, found that damage to the optic nerve of the eye fixed. The reason the Doctors not found initially. The nerve was not inflamed or pinched. A genetic cause was not found.

He was overweight, smoked and drank and took drugs

The only conspicuous finding was a low Vitamin B12 level. This prompted the Doctors to shed light on the diet of the young people in more detail. This told, therefore, that he since his primary school time, only French fries, certain Chips, white bread, ham, and sausage, ate. Other food he would not eat because of their Texture.

He was overweight, smoked and drank and took no drugs. The Doctors found a very low copper and Selenium levels, zinc levels were increased, Vitamin D levels, as well as the bone mineral density to low. The values for Vitamin A and E as well as folic acid and iron were also low, although still in the normal range.

The Doctors corrected the deficits with the help of dietary supplements, for the treatment of his eating disorder, he was referred to a special therapist. The vision was then no longer poor, improved but also. Such damage to the Sehnervens alone due to poor nutrition in industrialized countries is rare, the authors write.

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Health problems probably are not alone on diet due

He does not think that the Eyesight and hearing problems of the patients have solely to do with his diet, says Stefan Kabisch from the DIfE. There is no question that the Boy did not eats healthy. "Its Vitamin values, but are still relatively good, they are in the low normal range and are not able to explain, in my opinion, the Visual and hearing impairment."

In the case of people with a massive lack of Vitamin B12, it’ll come around to tingling in the feet and later to gait disturbances. In the described case, such complaints have arisen. Perhaps the Patient have a metabolic disorder, which leads to the conclusion that he could not use the absorbed Vitamin B12 is sufficient.

The food deliver so despite the poor food, selection enough Vitamin B12, the body recover useful parts of it is just not correct. The further lack of an independent potential for health disorders had symptoms, they could not but explain to the hearing and vision loss are also useful.

Damage to the optic nerve due to diet is very rare, but possible

Nutritionists Biesalski, University of Hohenheim, suggests that food density have a density as described in the case of high energy low nutrient. He suspects that the patient has poor nutrition further problems, such as an unfavorable genetic predisposition. "A long-term very poor diet pulls, damage to the optic nerve of the eye, and is well-known, albeit very rare. Usually this occurs in connection with excessive alcohol consumption." Nevertheless, ophthalmologists should keep in mind when unexplained visual loss the diet, even in patients with normal weight.

The authors of the case report that the young person is suffering, probably to a so-called "avoidant/restrictive Essstörung". The Affected food was very picky – but not to influence your weight or your figure, but because of the nature of certain foods is contrary to. In addition, the food can be associated with Anxiety, to suffocate or vomit.

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