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    Default 7 Foods and Nutrients Proven to Cut Macular Degeneration Risk

    GreenMedInfo Research Group
    October 30th 2019

    As the baby-boomers age, blindness from age-related macular degeneration is on the rise. More than 3 million more people will become victims in the next five years. Eating right can lower your risk

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older. It affects more than 1.75 million people in the U.S. and is expected to strike as many as 3 million in the next five years.
    The macula is the small spot near the center of the retina. The eye needs it for central vision to see objects straight ahead. When the macula becomes damaged, it severely limits your ability to see things in your central line of vision.... That loss of central vision can interfere with daily activities like recognizing faces, reading, driving, working, cooking, or watching TV.

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    Default Re: 7 Foods and Nutrients Proven to Cut Macular Degeneration Risk

    The article lists "B vitamins" among the 7 foods & nutrients needed to cut AMD risk. I would add two other nutrients to the list: 1. vitamin A from fish and other animal sources, known as pre-formed vitamin A; and 2. vitamin E. Both A & E are fat soluble vitamins that have proven very beneficial for AMD and overall eye health. Taking vitamins A & E with fat, like olive oil, increases their effectiveness. The article mentions "beta-carotene," which is a precursor to vitamin A, or pro-vitamin A. However, as we age (as in age-related degeneration) the body finds it increasingly difficult to convert beta-carotene to the active form of vit. A. This is why I recommend skip the conversion process and get the preformed vit. A straight from dairy and animal sources.

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