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New AREDS Study of Macular Degeneration

The AREDS 2 study results are in:

  • The only subgroup which showed a benefit of adding more lutein and zeaxanthin to the current recommended dosage, were those patients who were in the lowest quintile of dietary consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin.
  • The most appropriate recommendation for most patients is incorporate sources of lutein and zeaxanthin into their diet.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids were also shown to have no effect on macular degeneration, when added to the ocular vitamins.



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