Health and Nutrition

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September 24, 2013

What AREDS Means to You

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Latest News

Information from the National Eye Institute Researchers with the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) reported in 2001 that a nutritional supplement called the AREDS formulation can reduce the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The original AREDS formulation contains vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, zinc and copper. In 2006, the same research group,
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September 18, 2013

Strong Support for Effective FDA Regulation of Compounding Pharmacies

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Latest News

Voters Expect to Be Informed If They Are Prescribed A Drug Not Approved By the FDA  WASHINGTON – As Congress considers legislation to address the oversight of compounding pharmacies, a new, independent survey released today highlights the large gap between voters’ expectations that the medications they receive are FDA-approved and loopholes in federal law that
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July 17, 2013

Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer? Be Suspect

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Latest News

by Ellen Troyer, MT MA Biosyntrx CEO / Chief Research Officer Voting Member, Council for Responsible Nutrition A number of alarmist are suggesting that Omega-3 fatty acid intake increases prostate cancer risks, based on questionable follow-up conclusions of a 2011 prospective study published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Here is a quick
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July 6, 2013

What Should I Ask My Doctor?

Posted in: Daily Living, Eye Conditions, Health and Nutrition, Research and Developments, Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

by Dan Roberts Updated July 2013 One of the most common problems encountered by people who are first diagnosed with macular degeneration is what to ask the doctor. The news usually takes us by surprise, and we may have never even heard of the disease before. To compound our confusion, many doctors do not have
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May 6, 2013

Clinical Trial Finds Antioxidants and Zinc Beneficial in Reducing Risk of Severe AMD

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Latest News

by Tom Hoglund, Information Officer Foundation Fighting Blindness October 2007 Reprinted by permission. (Updated May 6, 2013) Patients with advanced cases of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can moderately lower the risk of developing the more severe wet form of the disease and preserve vision by taking a daily dose of antioxidant vitamins and zinc.
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August 2, 2012

Alcohol Consumption Linked to AMD

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Latest News

by Dan Roberts August 2012 A study published July 29, 2012 in American Journal of Epidemiology has concluded that drinking more than 20 g of alcohol per day was associated with an approximate 20% increase in the odds of early AMD when compared with those who reported no alcohol intake at baseline. A typical glass
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August 1, 2012

Nutritional Risk Factors for AMD

Posted in: Health and Nutrition

by Dan Roberts August 1, 2012 (Reviewed by Jeffrey Anshel, O.D., F.A.A.O. (CEO, Ocular Nutrition Society) Risk factors for developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be genetic, environmental, behavioral, or nutritional. This is a list of nutritional factors that have been linked to development of retinal dystrophies. High dosages of aspirin High caloric intake High
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July 7, 2012

Doctor Overload: What Can We Do to Help?

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Dan Roberts July 2012 As our older population grows and the number of care providers dwindle, doctors fear that their ability to provide sufficient care will soon begin to be overburdened by the sheer number of people who will need it. A low vision rehabilitation delivery system is in place, but it can work
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March 11, 2012

What Is Macular Degeneration?

Posted in: Daily Living, Eye Conditions, Health and Nutrition, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Research and Developments, Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

by Dan Roberts (Updated April 29, 2015) (Reviewed by Martin A. Mainster, Ph.D., M.D., FRCOphth) Audio/visual presentations on all related subjects Recommended books: The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Daniel L. Roberts Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight by Lylas Mogk, M.D.
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May 13, 2011

Ten Things to Know About Multivitamins

Posted in: Health and Nutrition

by Ellen Troyer CEO & Chief Research Officer Biosyntrx Nutritional Technology May 13, 2011 It’s easy to become confused with so many multivitamins choices available. To help sort out the facts, here are ten things eye doctors and their patients should look for when recommending or selecting an ocular health/full-body multivitamin supplement. 1. Both eye
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