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Old Yesterday, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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How could the parents not see that this poor diet wasnít going to be problematic

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Old Yesterday, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Maybe they eat the same now, whereas, they may have eaten more nutritious foods when they were younger, so it didn't affect them as much as their young son.
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Old Yesterday, 10:36 AM
 
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Are you sure this 17 year old boy didn't go blind from something else?
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I haven't read the study but I wonder if something else was going on here--autism, mental illness, neglect, etc. At least the kid could have been taking vitamins.

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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Are you sure this 17 year old boy didn't go blind from something else?
according to the article, it was malnutrition, which affected the optic nerves. It is a shame it was not caught earlier. So we cannot blame only the chips, but his diet was awful.
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Old Yesterday, 02:41 PM
 
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Years back didn't some girl eventually die after pretty much refusing to eat anything by chicken nuggets for years and years and years?

Sad, but that's mental illness.
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Old Yesterday, 02:55 PM
 
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I blame the parents who seem totally okay with surrendering all their adult authority to their children.

One of my children only wanted to eat Cheerios day in and day out when she was ten. So, I took away her Cheerios completely. A "hunger strike" ensued. She fought the good fight by eating absolutely nothing for three days. (Yes, hubby and I locked up all the snack food so she couldn't sneak it in the middle of the night).


To make a long story short, when she got hungry enough, she ate what was put in front of her - meat, potatoes, vegetable, milk. For breakfast it was shredded wheat.

She hated me for many years after that, but she never went blind.
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Old Yesterday, 05:49 PM
 
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Aren't potato chips fortified with vitamins? If not maybe they should be.
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It really is not the diet that caused this. I am sure I could follow the same diet and be just fine. The reason is I take a very high quality multivitamin made by the Life Extension foundation. It costs me $5 a month and makes up for any nutrient deficiencies. I eat a pretty atrocious diet myself, and I have experimented going on and off the multivitamin. I get weak, my vision noticeably deteriorates, and I feel like I am starving to death no matter how much I eat. I could not live without the multivitamin myself. It said he went blind from b vitamin deficiencies. He would not had he supplemented properly.
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Old Today, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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It really is not the diet that caused this. I am sure I could follow the same diet and be just fine. The reason is I take a very high quality multivitamin made by the Life Extension foundation. It costs me $5 a month and makes up for any nutrient deficiencies. I eat a pretty atrocious diet myself, and I have experimented going on and off the multivitamin. I get weak, my vision noticeably deteriorates, and I feel like I am starving to death no matter how much I eat. I could not live without the multivitamin myself. It said he went blind from b vitamin deficiencies. He would not had he supplemented properly.
Why don't you just eat better? Experiment with eating a proper diet maybe.
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