[Vitamins for prevention of age related macular degeneration: efficacy and risk].

@article{Cohen2006VitaminsFP,
  title={[Vitamins for prevention of age related macular degeneration: efficacy and risk].},
  author={Salomon Yves Cohen},
  journal={Bulletin de la Societe belge d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={301},
  pages={33-6}
}
Nutritional theories have been greatly strengthened by the results of the AREDS study, showing efficiency of high doses of beta-carotene, vitamin C and E, and Zinc to prevent severe forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Despite an excellent tolerance of these high doses, some concerns have been expressed about potential side-effects of non nutritional doses. For example, high doses of beta carotene should not be given to smokers because they could activate the occurrence of a lung… CONTINUE READING

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