Large study of male physicians suggests vitamin C and E supplementation unlikely to have a significant effect on early AMD

Source: Ophthalmology
Area: News
According to research published early online in, supplementation with high-dose vitamin E and vitamin C, alone or in combination, is unlikely to have a beneficial effect on the incidence of early AMD.   The authors note that the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that daily supplementation with zinc and a high-dose antioxidant combination (vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta carotene) could reduce the risk of advanced AMD by 25% in persons with intermediate AMD or advanced AMD in one eye.  The study was not however (Read more...)

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