Alterations in AREDS formula recommended

SEATTLE — The addition of lutein/zeaxanthin to and the subtraction of beta carotene from the AREDS supplement formula was recommended by investigators in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2. Emily Y. Chew, MD, lead author of the National Eye Institute study published online in Journal of the American Medical Association, told colleagues here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting that study data pointed to a replacement formula for the AREDS formula that until now has been recommended for patients at risk for progression of age-related macular (Read more...)

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