A study done at Tufts University was completed with evidence that dietary intakes of vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein/zeaxanthin, docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid (omega-3) and low-dietary glycemic index (dGI) can help reduce the risk of AMD. The researchers began by assigning scores to each food. Results showed that higher compound scores were associated with lower risk for early AMD.* Therefore, diets that provide low dGI and higher intakes [...]
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An on-going study, based on Carotenoids in Age-Related Maculopathy (CARMA) indicated that intake of high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin preserved macular pigments. The study involved 433 participants with AMD. The aim of the CARMA Study is to investigate whether lutein and zeaxanthin, in combination with co-antioxidants, vitamin C, E, and zinc, has a beneficial effect on visual function and/or prevention of progression from early to late stages of the [...]
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A new study done by Research Centre on Aging in Canada shows that antioxidants may offer the same protection against bone loss as resistance training. This study determines the effects of antioxidants and resistance training on bone mineral density of postmenopausal women. A 6 month study observed a decrease in the lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) of the placebo group while other groups remained stable.* Thirty-four postmenopausal women were [...]
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A new study from the Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte in Denmark has now stated that certain levels of calcium in combination with Vitamin D now has more backing in its role in improving and maintaining bone health. This suggests that there is a possible link between the reduction in elderly hip fractures and this combined supplement. This new study found a 20% fall in the rates of hip damage in [...]
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