* vitamin A, the premier vitamin for eye health. Suggested dosage: 10,000 IU/day, plus at least 400 IU/day of vitamin D. Also, increase your intake of vitamin A-rich foods like eggs and fish like salmon.
Consuming lots of fruit and vegetables can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, say British researchers.
There is copious evidence for the role of two particular antioxidants - lutein and zeaxanthin - in maintaining eye health. Carotenoid composition varies between internal organs, suggesting selective uptake
The best treatment is prevention. To make sure you don’t develop AMD . . .
* Supplement, especially with antioxidants (Arch Ophthalmol, 1994; 112: 222-7). A large multicentre clinical trial, sponsored by the US National Eye Institute,
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Also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this condition is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in adults over 50 years of age. The incidence of AMD in persons over 65 years of age is 10 percent and increases to more than 28...