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To: chevydude26

“The treatment will tackle age-related macular degeneration (AMD)”

Which seems to be a preventable nutritional deficiency disease.

“The National Eye Institute’s Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that taking a specific high-dose formulation of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduces the risk of advanced AMD and its associated vision loss. Slowing AMD’s progression from the intermediate stage to the advanced stage will save the vision of many people.

Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS)
What is the dosage of the AREDS formulation?
The specific daily amounts of antioxidants and zinc used by the study researchers were 500 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 International Units of vitamin E, 15 milligrams of beta-carotene (often labeled as equivalent to 25,000 International Units of vitamin A), 80 milligrams of zinc as zinc oxide, and two milligrams of copper as cupric oxide. Copper was added to the AREDS formulation containing zinc to prevent copper deficiency anemia, a condition associated with high levels of zinc intake.”

http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_facts.asp

Eggs are good, too:

http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/136/10/2519


8 posted on 04/18/2009 10:04:17 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

AMD is identified as a metabolic disorder with iron over load as a cofactor. Replacing the dead cells with new ones is likely to be a temporarty benefit if the underlying causation is not dealt with.


12 posted on 04/18/2009 10:08:55 PM PDT by kruss3 (Kruss3@gmail.comsto)
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