Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vitamins to prevent macular degeneration

macular degeneration
Many people with macular degeneration disease after going to the doctor will be advised to consume much vitamins even gave urged to take particular brand of very high doses of vitamins that claim to protect the eyesight, the question is corneal dystrophy can be prevented only with vitamins? Or is there something else that can be done other than vitamins to prevent macular degeneration?

And was already investigated by the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health conducted the first Age-Related Eye Disease Study, known as the AREDS, from the first study that taking antioxidants and zinc, which includes the form of vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc carotene , beta and 19% copper can reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

While the next investigation that evaluates second supplement to reduce the risk of vision loss from macular degeneration. Supplements contain EPA, DHA AREDS II, lutein and zeaxanthin. EPA and DHA found in oil from cold water fish such as salmon and tuna. Lutein is prevalent in colored vegetables and fruits. Although so far no results of the study reported.

Health Partners do not know even do not one can tell you how fast you macular degeneration going forward, but if you do not smoke and eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, you reduce the risk of vision loss from macular degeneration. Moreover, by maintaining a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA), lutein and zeaxanthin is a good idea.

If your diet includes cold water fish such as tuna and salmon, are rich in DHA and EPA, and plenty of fruits and leafy and colorful vegetables, rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, and several other protective nutrients, you may be healthier than if you eat lots of junk food.

Keep in mind that taking large amounts of vitamins and nutrients can be unhealthy. That's another reason this study controlled importantly, they give us an understanding of the proper amount of nutrients we need for optimal health. And lastly if you have significant changes in your vision about macular degeneration, consult your doctor as soon as possible.

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