Vitamins Supplements May Help Prevent AMD.

The Washington Post /Consumer Reports Insights (3/16) reports that, according to the Nutrition Business Journal, people in the US “spent an estimated $10 billion on” vitamin and mineral supplements in 2008, despite the fact that “recent studies undertaken to assess their benefits have delivered a flurry of disappointing results. The supplements failed to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, and premature death.” However, in the case of eye disease, “people who have at least moderate age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness, may be able to limit further damage by taking a daily supplement that contains vitamins C, E and beta carotene.”

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