A recent AREDS II study in the US confirms the strong link between the use of antioxidants and the control of Macular Degeneration (MD). Antioxidants and supplements that include zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamins A, C and E and copper were found to help lower the risk for MD or slow down its progression.
Other nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids or “good fats,” which are particularly prevalent in cold-water fish, also had a protective effect against advanced macular degeneration. Meanwhile, avoid omega-6 fatty acids, prevalent in vegetable oils, and all processed Canola products which have been linked to an increased risk of developing MD.
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