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Macular Degeneration

Sweet and versatile, carrots offer an impressive array of vitamins and minerals

Carrots are among the most recognizable vegetables in the modern world.

Mobile devices are on track to destroy the eyesight of an entire generation, scientists warn

Most parents insist that their children wear sunglasses for a day at the beach, but they give little thought to allowing kids to damage their eyes using electronic devices.

Vitamins C E Beta Carotene and Zinc help Prevent Macular Degeneration (AMD)

December 30th 2005

Research indicates that eating a diet rich in beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc will substantially reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This is one of the leading causes of blindness in older people. 

Your mother may have been right: Eating carrots will help your eyesight. People who eat high levels of vitamin E and zinc in their diet reduced their risk of AMD by 10%. By adding beta carotene (found in carrots) and vitamin C people are able to reduce the risk by 35%. 

NUTRITIONAL EYE RESEARCH SUMMARIES ON MACULAR DEGENERATION STUDIES

Preventing Blindness Through Nutritional Intervention

1.  Risk of developing advanced disease was reduced by about 25% in those with intermediate damage from taking 500 mg of vitamin C, 15 mg of beta carotene, 400 IU of vitamin E and 80 mg of zinc on a daily basis.  Ferris, et al. Archives of Opthalmology; Oct 01.  (Ed.