Macular

A New Study Suggests Diabetes Drugs Can Damage Your Vision

…medications had two to three times the risk of developing diabetic macular edema, fluid retention in the eyes that can cause blurred vision and eventual blindness. One of the study’s authors suggested that the “treatment” for preventing macular edema isn’t to stop taking these dangerous drugs, but rather…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…phytochemicals in your blood and tissue, protecting you against many degenerative conditions, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, arthritis, and skin damage. Let’s take a closer look at some of the research that supports these varied benefits of carotenoids. Benefits…

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Ward Off Vision Loss

…of retinopathy and other disorders of the retina increases. Lenses cloud over as cataracts form, and central vision may disappear as age-related macular degeneration progresses. Folks, these are serious problems that require aggressive preventive action. Fortunately, there is hope for vision problems…

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6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

Nearly 30 million Americans have cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy and/or macular degeneration, all of which can lead to permanent loss of vision. Although these conditions crop up with increasing frequency as we age, they are by no means normal or inevitable. You can, in fact, preserve your vision health…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…Ward Off Macular Degeneration Supplemental melatonin also shows potential in helping to prevent macular degeneration. Due to its powerful antioxidant properties, melatonin protects retinal cells against free radical damage. In one study, researchers gave 100 patients with age-related macular degeneration…

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Benefits of Lutein

…helps ward off vision loss—and more specifically helps to prevent macular degeneration—by increasing the thickness of the macula. In one study, researchers gave 30 mg of lutein to two patients for 140 days, and found that their macular density increased by 21 percent and 39 percent. Research has also…

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Are You Protecting Your Vision?

…through supplementation. 6. Do you drink judicious amounts of red wine? Wine contains beneficial phytochemicals and has been shown to reduce risk of macular degeneration by 19 percent. A glass of red wine a day may help preserve your vision. If you don’t want to drink alcohol, try red grape juice instead…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…virtually every organ system in the body, by following this program you will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Alzheimer’s, cancer, macular degeneration, and other aging-related diseases.

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…that show the health benefits of vitamin E for the prevention and/or treatment of heart disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders, macular degeneration and other common diseases. * Finally, it is nonsense to jump to the conclusion, based on this study, that vitamin E and prostate cancer…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…the eyes. In this placebo-controlled trial, women who took daily folic acid, B6, and B12 supplements had a reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. In addition, several studies have found that long-term use of B vitamins, along with vitamins A, C, and E, and carotenoids (particularly…

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The Benefits of Vitamins C and E

…taking 400-800 IU of vitamin E daily and 1,000 to 5,000 mg of vitamin C daily in divided doses to protect your heart. * Help to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is one of the leading causes of blindness. AMD causes a loss of central vision and the inability to see fine details, and…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…protect the eyes. In a placebo-controlled trial, women who took daily folic acid, B6, and B12 supplements had a reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. 5. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: In a study involving more than 5,000 women who took folic acid, B6, and B12 daily for about seven years…

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