AREDS


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AcronymDefinition
AREDSAuckland Regional Economic Development Strategy (New Zealand)
AREDSAssociation of Rural Education and Development Service (India)
AREDSAge-Related Eye Disease Study
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The NEI recommends AREDS supplementation as the standard of care for people at high risk of developing advanced AMD, administered under the supervision of their medical or eye care professional.
To understand the findings resulting from the AREDS 2 study and their relevance in the clinical setting.
As I'm sure OT readers are aware the AREDS story is big news and frequently pops up in discussions with colleagues, in online forums and so on.
I recommend that those people take the AREDS supplements," says Chew.
Bausch & Lomb, which co-developed the formula with the NEI and supplied the tablets used in the 10-year ARED study, holds the worldwide patent rights to the AREDS formula under a license agreement with the National Institutes of Health and the United States Public Health Service.
They compared changes in the eye health of participants to their dietary intakes of most of the same nutrients AREDS studied--vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and zinc.
The company's Ocuvite PreserVision formula, now known as PreserVision AREDS, is the only eye vitamin and mineral supplement tested and clinically proven effective in the 10-year National Eye Institute Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), according to a Bausch & Lomb spokesman.
High doses of antioxidant vitamins (C, E, and beta-carotene) didn't prevent cataracts in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, but they did slow macular degeneration (see "Seeing AREDS," p.
Examples of topics recently covered by EduFacts include the LAST (Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Trial) research, linking lutein and antioxidants to macular health; and the National Eye Institute's AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) research, linking antioxidant and zinc intake to a decrease in the rate of progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
It found that, overall, there was no additional benefit of adding 10mg of L and 2mg of Z to the original AREDS formula of antioxidants.
The study team included AREDS researchers and was funded in part by USDA and the NIH.
The study of 3,600 participants found spectacular benefits for those who took the AREDS supplement, which provided 500 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 International Units of vitamin E, 15 milligrams of betacarotene, 80 milligrams of zinc and 2 milligrams of copper (to prevent copper deficiency anemia from the high-dose zinc).