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Antioxidants and zinc supplements can prevent AMD
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-one of the most common causes of sight loss and blindness as we get older-has been in the news recently, but nobody has mentioned that it can be prevented with antioxidant and zinc supplements, as researchers have confirmed this week

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-one of the most common causes of sight loss and blindness as we get older-has been in the news recently, but nobody has mentioned that it can be prevented with antioxidant and zinc supplements, as researchers have confirmed this week.
The supplements can slow the progress and even prevent AMD altogether, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered, although they cannot cure or reverse the disease.
AMD is associated with a high-fat diet, says lead researcher Prof Leo Semes, although it's not been absolutely established the diet causes the disease. However, a healthy diet-along with daily supplements-can help prevent it.
Prof Semes has worked with the American Optometric Association to produce an AMD-prevention diet. He lists fruits and vegetables, fleshy fish such as tuna and salmon, red meats and whole grains, and vegetable oil as having the essential nutrients that keep our eyes healthy.
(Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham website)

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