A new study has revealed that a cost-effective over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement can help prevent vision-related problems in seniors.
– Macular degeneration is the major cause of vision loss in older people. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina responsible for sharp central vision.
– The AREDS supplement slows down the progression of macular degeneration delaying the need for expensive treatments.
– The AREDS supplements combine antioxidant vitamins with zinc and copper and are available at a cost effective range.
The AREDS trial had concluded that a daily supplement combining high-dose antioxidants and zinc lowered the risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration and slowed its progression.
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