The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that taking diet supplements with antioxidant vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene and Zinc can reduce the risk of progression to advanced Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). In addition to this “AREDS Supplement Formulation”, some data suggests that increased dietary intake of lutein + zeaxanthin (carotenoids), omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid [DHA] + eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA]), or both might further reduce this risk.
Researchers from the Age Related Eye Disease 2 (AREDS) Research Group reporting in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that the addition of lutein + zeaxanthin, DHA + EPA, or both to the AREDS Supplement Formulation did not further reduce risk of progression to advanced AMD but lutein + zeaxanthin could be an appropriate carotenoid substitute in the AREDS formulation for former smokers who were at risk for lung cancer.
If you or someone you know has questions about diet supplements for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) or needs an eye exam for macular degeneration, please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an eye examination by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
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