The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc for Macular Degeneration
High doses of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc oxide are now being promoted to the general public to "preserve eye health" (Ocuvite PreserVision), "promote retinal and visual health" (VisiVite) and "preserve healthy vision" (ICaps). Internet advertisements for these products all refer to a clinical trial, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), which was conducted in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ... more
     
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