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Nutrition supplement usage recommendation by eye care specialists for macular degeneration of the eye: a statewide survey of Michigan  [1995]

Kulick, M.K. (Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.) Hoffman, C.J.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. This article reviews the literature and includes a statewide survey of Michigan ophthalmologists and optometrists. The majority (75%) reported they currently recommend vitamin/mineral supplements for their patients with AMD. There is a cost/risk/benefit analysis as well as specific recommendations and implications for dietitians. Antioxidant nutrient supplementation (100% of the recommended dietary allowance) is recommended for those at risk for AMD

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Topics in clinical nutrition (USA)

ISSN : 0883-5691