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Nutrients that Decrease Your Risk for Macular Degeneration

The older we get, the greater the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But we’re not helpless victims of this condition. We can take preventative steps. Let’s ask some experts in the field what they would recommend to prevent AMD.

Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni, a Harvard graduate, leads the Clinical Trials Branch at the National Eye Institute. Just this year he was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Award.

Dr. SanGiovanni has a passion to combat age-related macular degeneration (AMD). His recent comprehensive study demonstrates that two specific nutrients are vital to eye protection.

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Macular Degeneration and Heavy Metals

According to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, the incidence of macular degeneration in Australia for people over the age of 50 is 1 in 7. The disease is sometimes knows as ‘age related macular degeneration’ (AMD) because the incidence has been found to increase with age.


What Is Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is a condition that affects the macula part of the retina of the eye resulting in a disturbance to central vision. Although the exact etiology of the disease is unknown, it is believed that deterioration of the retina leads to a breakdown in the transmission of signals to … Read the rest