Thanks to the landmark Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS and AREDS2), we know that high-dose vitamins for eyesight supplements containing vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, zinc, and the antioxidant beta-carotene helped slow disease progression in people who were at risk for developing advanced age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. We also
Here’s yet another reason to fill up the fruit bowl: A new study has shown that regularly eating oranges may provide protection against developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over
If you believe the advertisements and label claims of America’s booming supplement industry, there’s hardly any need to bother with an overall healthy dietary pattern or choosing foods associated with brain power benefits. Simply popping a pill—or a handful of pills—you can make up for any nutritional shortfalls in your
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans over age 65. As AMD progresses, it permanently damages the portion of the eye’s light-sensing retina (the macula) that provides sharp central vision.
Epidemiological studies from Tufts scientists and others have observed links between a healthy diet
Insurance from Multivitamins
Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take them regularly as insurance against nutritional shortfalls. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements and 40 percent of all sales of vitamin and mineral supplements—nearly
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the Western world; given an aging population, it is expected to increase in incidence. A study estimated that as many as 300,000 cases of advanced AMD could be avoided in the U.S. over five years if
As people age, they’re even more afraid of losing their vision than their memory, says a survey by the American Optometric Association. Risk of potentially sight-robbing eye diseases does increase as we get older. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and glaucoma are three top concerns. They can affect your quality
Q: I’ve read in your newsletter about the benefits of nuts and “seeded” fruits such as blueberries, but I have diverticulitis. Do I need to avoid these healthy foods because of their effects on diverticulitis?
A: Katelyn Castro, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, and Joel Mason, MD,
As a regular reader of this newsletter, you know to pay attention when a five-year clinical trial with more than 3,000 participants reports no benefits from omega-3 supplements against cognitive decline. Such a study—one of the largest and longest of its kind—would seem to slam the door on hopes for
In our aging nation, it is not surprising that age-related deteriorating eye conditions are increasing. From birth, our eyes filter light?from sunlight to the more damaging blue light (light waves that make the sky look blue) with detrimental effects over time. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease associated with aging