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Fish, Nuts and Olive Oil Reduce Age-Related Blindness Risk (AMD)


Fish, Nuts and Olive Oil Reduce Age-Related Blindness Risk (AMD) Tuesday, June 02, 2009 by: S. ... During this follow-up period, 2,872 cases of early AMD were diagnosed and 88 cases of late AMD were also found. "...

Fish, Nuts and Olive Oil Reduce Age-Related Blindness Risk (AMD)


Fish, Nuts and Olive Oil Reduce Age-Related Blindness Risk (AMD) Tuesday, June 02, 2009 by: S. ... During this follow-up period, 2,872 cases of early AMD were diagnosed and 88 cases of late AMD were also found. "...

Study finds grapes can prevent blindness from age-related macular degeneration (AMD)


Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive eye condition, leading to the deterioration of the center of the retina, called the macula. ... Consuming several ounces of red grapes each day may provide an important key to prevent eye damage and blindness from AMD. "...

Tips for boosting eye health and avoiding macular degeneration


What is AMD? AMD is a disease that damages a part of the retina called the macula. ... There are two types of AMD: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. - Dry macular degeneration: Dry macular degeneration or dry AMD affects 85 to 90 percent of all AMD patients. "...

7 Amazing plant compounds that will improve your eyesight and prevent macular degeneration


The condition typically comes with age, hence the name age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. ... Moreover, research shows that it is effective for a particular type of AMD called wet AMD . "...

Eye health and poor nutrition: A high-fat diet may be linked to vision problems later in life, warn scientists


Poor nutrition linked to AMD In another recent study, researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo sought to determine the possible influence of dietary patterns on AMD risk . ... There is no known mainstream treatment for late-stage AMD. “It is in our best interest to catch this condition early and prevent [the] development of late AMD,” said lead author Shruti Dighe. "...

Study: Age-related macular degeneration risk doubles when exposed to vehicle exhaust pollutants


During the monitoring period, the team found that 1,142 of the participants developed AMD. ... Moreover, none of the participants living in these areas had a raised risk of AMD. "...

Dietary intake of antioxidants associated with reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration (press release)


During this period, 560 persons (13.4 percent) were diagnosed as having new AMD, the majority of whom had early-stage AMD. ... Until more definitive data are available, this information may be useful to persons with signs of early AMD or to those with a strong family history of AMD. "...

Protecting your eyes over the long haul: Healthy habits for preventing macular degeneration


There is currently no cure for the disease, but making lifestyle changes can help lower your risk of developing AMD . ... Eat superfoods like kale and spinach and maintain a healthy weight to lower your risk of AMD. "...

Smoking, High Body Mass Index Increase Genetic Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (press release)


The homozygous risk genotype (CC) plus smoking conferred a tenfold higher risk of AMD, compared with non-smokers with the non-risk (TT) genotype, while the risk genotype plus higher BMI increased risk of AMD almost sixfold. ... Subjects in this study were Caucasians who had either advanced AMD (574 people) or no evidence of AMD (280 individuals), based on ocular examination and ocular photographs. "...

An aspirin a day... causes blindness?


Only about 10 percent of AMD cases are wet, but those cases are much more severe. ... "Regular aspirin use was significantly associated with an increased incidence of neovascular AMD," the researchers concluded. "...

Taking aspirin as few times as once a week triples risk of blindness


Many conventional doctors advise their patients to pop one every day like a multivitamin in order to supposedly ward off heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer. ... "Regular aspirin use was significantly associated with an increased incidence of neovascular [wet] AMD," wrote the authors in their study conclusion. "...

Macular Degeneration - Prevent the major cause of blindness


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is much more common now than a few decades ago. After age 50, odds for AMD occurring are one in ten. That`s why it`s important to understand AMD, its symptoms, and the nutritional protocol to prevent it now. "...

Pigments in corn, squash and other vegetables may help protect against age-related vision loss (press release)


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the macula, the area at the back of the retina that produces the sharpest vision, deteriorates over time. ... There is no cure for AMD and limited treatment options are available to slow its progression, so research on preventive measures is essential. "...

Keep your eyesight healthy well beyond your sunset years with the Mediterranean diet


However, many eye experts have associated poor nutrition with the progression of AMD. This means that a healthy diet has potential in preventing AMD-associated vision loss. "...

Curing macular degeneration is here


But at best they only stop AMD from progressing further. Alternatives There are various nutritional eye support "cocktails" that will stop or at least slow AMD's advance toward blindness if started early enough. ... These nutritional tips can stop early AMD from progressing further. Some testimonials say their early AMD was completely reversed. "...

Smoking increases risk and omega-3 fatty acids decreases risk of blinding disease (press release)


To determine genetic and environmental risk factors for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), twins were surveyed for a prior diagnosis of AMD and underwent an eye examination, fundus photography, and food frequency and risk factor questionnaires. ... Dietary omega-3 fatty intake was also inversely associated with AMD. This study of twins provides further evidence that cigarette smoking increases risk while fish consumption and omega-3 fatty acid intake reduce risk of ...

Loss of central vision with age may be linked to quality of dietary carbohydrates (press release)


High total carbohydrate intake, however, did not significantly increase the risk factor for AMD. ... It is estimated that 1.75 million Americans 40 years of age and older have some manifestation of AMD. "...

Taking aspirin for ten years doubles risk of vision loss


While Klein's team discovered no relationship between AMD and aspirin usage over a five-year period, they did discover that volunteers who regularly used aspirin over a 10-year period had a 1.4 percent risk of developing neovascular AMD, compared with only 0.6 percent for a non-aspirin user. Neovascular AMD is the most severe form of AMD and is characterized by blood vessel growth below the retina. "...

Study: Broccoli proven to fight vision loss with naturally-occurring compound that detoxifies the retina


The leading cause of vision loss for over 10 million Americans, AMD occurs when AhR proteins fail to continue activating at normally occurring levels. Usually affecting people over the age of 50, AMD damages the macula , a part of the retina that assists in producing sharpened images of objects in your direct line of sight. "...