More Ocular Nutrition Evidence

More Ocular Nutrition Evidence

AMD Risk Reduction 34%

A new 2007 study by William G. Christen, PhD, resulted in reduced risk of confirmed age-related macular degeneration by 34 percent.

The study contained women age 40 and above and was randomized study. These ladies had or were at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

The study was “The Women’s Antioxidant Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study” and found that the combination of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 (great ocular nutrition – eye vitamin ingredients) reduced the risk of confirmed age-related macular degeneration at the thirty-four percent rate.

It also showed to reduce the risk of visually significant AMD by 41 percent over seven years of treatment and follow-up.

I’ve read about vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 but this is the first article I have read about folic acid being used in a study and regarded as another possible ocular nutrient.


Christen WG, Glynn RJ, Chew EY, Manson JE. Folic acid plus B-vitamins and age-related macular degeneration in a randomized trial in women. Abstract 1152. Paper presented at: Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO); May 7, 2007; Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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