In the United States, approximately 2 million individuals have AMD. There is a higher risk of getting this disease if you:
-Are Caucasian
-Have a family history of AMD
-Are overweight
-Eat foods that are high in saturated fat
-Are 65 or older
Preventative measures include maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure levels, eating a healthy diet of omega-3s and leafy greens, exercising regularly and not smoking.