Research Confirms Benefit of Supplements for Slowing Vision Loss From AMD

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After 10 years, AREDS2 formula shows increased efficacy compared to the original formula, benefit of eliminating beta-carotene.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that can blur your central vision. It is quite common in the U.S., especially among older, white Americans, making it the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. In addition to regular physical activity, quitting smoking, and maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, supplements can help reduce your risk for AMD or slow its progression.

The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) established that dietary supplements can slow the progression of age-related

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NIH study confirms benefit of supplements for slowing age-related macular degeneration

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Thursday, June 2, 2022


After 10 years, AREDS2 formula shows increased efficacy compared to original formula, benefit of eliminating beta-carotene.

The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) established that dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans. In a new report, scientists analyzed 10 years of AREDS2 data. They show that the AREDS2 formula, which substituted antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin for beta-carotene, not only reduces risk of lung cancer due to beta-carotene, but is also more effective at reducing risk of AMD progression, compared to

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