Supplements help macular degeneration of the eyes

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in those aged over 50. It causes a gradual loss of central (but not peripheral) vision which is important for activities like reading and driving. The disease does not lead to complete blindness but visual loss can occur within months, or over many years, depending on the type and severity.
As you age, it is important to protect the eyes by increasing your intake of nutrients that support eye health such as; a low GL diet, high antioxidants, B vitamins and omega 3. A number of clinical trials suggest nutrition may play a role in halting or delaying the progression of visual loss. Here’s a snapshot of some of the research and new nutritional heroes:
A recent, year-long, placebo-controlled clinical trial published in JAMA Opthamology, reveals a combination of specific antioxidants makes a substantial difference to a number of measures of eye health in those with macular degeneration. Patients were either given a combined supplement of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega 3 (DHA and EPA) or a placebo. Those on the supplements showed significant improvements in measures of eye health and the authors concluded “such supplementation may be beneficial for AMD patients.

Source  - Patrick Holford


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