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Antioxidant Vitamins And Zinc Reduce Risk Of Vision Loss From Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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October 25, 2001
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High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss. These same nutrients had no significant effect on the development or progression of cataract. These findings from a nationwide clinical trial are reported in the October 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.

High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss. These same nutrients had no significant effect on the development or progression of cataract. These findings from a nationwide clinical trial are reported in the October 2001 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.


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NIH/National Eye Institute. "Antioxidant Vitamins And Zinc Reduce Risk Of Vision Loss From Age-Related Macular Degeneration." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 October 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011025072911.htm>.
NIH/National Eye Institute. (2001, October 25). Antioxidant Vitamins And Zinc Reduce Risk Of Vision Loss From Age-Related Macular Degeneration. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011025072911.htm
NIH/National Eye Institute. "Antioxidant Vitamins And Zinc Reduce Risk Of Vision Loss From Age-Related Macular Degeneration." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011025072911.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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