Nutritional Supplement Recommendations Clarified By The National Eye Institute

The National Eye Institute (NEI) recently revisited its original recommendation of nutritional supplements AREDS for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – daily high doses of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc, and copper – to test claims that it might be improved.  NEI concluded that there was no overall additional benefit from adding omega-3 fatty acids or a 5-to-1 mixture of lutein and zeaxanthin to the original formulation.

Analysis of AREDS2 showed that participants with a low dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin pre-study who took an AREDS formulation with lutein and zeaxanthin during the study were about 25 percent less likely to develop advanced AMD compared to participants with similar dietary intake who did not take lutein and zeaxanthin.

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