Age Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS)

The studies conducted by the National Institute of Health

The first study (AREDS 1)

The first AREDS study went from 1992-2001 and involved a over 3000 people tracking the development of macular degeneration and how it progressed with the use of certain vitamins including...

The second study (AREDS 2)

The second study introduced new vitamins into the formula  and antioxidants called Lutien and Zeaxanthin. Over the course of the five year study, over 4000 patients with macular degeneration reported on the progression in their eyes. This study presented results that may indicate that the antioxidants did help to stabilize the progression of macular degeneration.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin were shown to be helpful in the AREDS 2 study in reducing the progression of macular degeneration by up to 35%.

The effects of the studies

The eye vitamin explosion

Vitamin sales for eye health has increased significantly since releasing the results of the studies.

Who else was involved in the studies?

Bausch and Lomb collaborated for the study and has made a substantial profit from the sales of vitamins containing the ingredients for the studies.

Alternatives for acquiring Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found naturally in certain foods.

Here's a web site for info: https://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/lutein.htm

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Vitamins for your eyes

It is a good idea to take vitamins to keep your eyes healthy so you can see and enjoy all the years of your life.

Find vitamins that help the most

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are important.

Vitamins have helped many eyes

Ask someone who has macular degeneration to see if they take vitamins and find out if it has helped.

Any macular vitamins will help

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