We all know that it’s unhealthy, but did you ever think that junk food could steal your eyesight and/or hearing?

This is just what happened to a 17-year-old boy in the UK who has been living on junk food.

His daily diet included a portion of chips from a local fish and chips shop, crisps as snacks and slices of white bread and the occasional slice of ham.

Apparently the teen has a food disorder in which he struggles to eat foods with certain textures.

His poor nutrition led to a condition known as nutritional optic neuropathy, which caused his vision loss.

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Of course, the news of a teen being disabled because of his nutritionally poor junk food diet may worry many people concerned about their diets or that of young picky eaters in their family.

Dr Denise Atan, who treated the unnamed teen, says that his case is rare.

She says that it’s best not to be anxious about picky eating. Instead, calmly introduce one or two new foods with every meal.

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