Picky eating leads to blindness in teen

Despite his bad eating habits, his body mass index, a standard measure of obesity, remained normal. But the lack of essential vitamins and minerals took its toll. Anemia set in, his bone mineral density plummeted, and his levels of vitamin B-12, vitamin D, copper and selenium all cratered.

That triggered “nutritional optic neuropathy,” the investigators said, a rare form of optic nerve damage more common in food-starved developing nations. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent vision loss.


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Families with picky eaters
At first this article seemed nonsensical but then it became worrisome and we thought it may be important for the many of you with family members having limited appetite and are limited to certain textures.

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