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Taking Omega 3 supplements has been tested for helping age related macular degeneration (AMD). We know that taking diet supplements with antioxidant vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene andZinc-the “AREDS Supplement Formulation”-has been shown to reduce the risk of progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). In addition to this “AREDS Supplement Formulation”, new balance soldes air jordan 31 some data suggests that increased dietary intake of lutein + zeaxanthin (carotenoids), adidas chaussures omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid [DHA] + eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA]), or both might further reduce this risk.

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