The researchers from the National Eye Institute set out to review the demographics and dietary habits of participants in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2). More than half of the seniors in the study (average age 73) had the most severe rating of AMD, which along with other posterior segment diseases is the leading cause of vision problems and blindness.
Participants who reported the highest intake of the omega 3 nutrients docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) had the lowest ratings of AMD.
Abstract Title: Demographic and Dietary Characteristics of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Participants and Their Associations With Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Presentation Start/End Time: Sunday, May 02, 2010, 8:30 AM -10:15 AM
Program No. 97
Location: Hall A, Broward County Convention Center
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