Study: Beta carotene supplements don't improve vision loss

03/13/2007 | Forbes

Beta carotene pills are not likely to be effective in correcting age-related macular degeneration, according to a new study. Earlier research had shown that when taken with certain vitamins and zinc, beta carotene could slow or prevent vision loss in people with age-related macular degeneration, for which there is no cure. The new study, based on data of more than 21,000 males doctors followed for an average of 12 years, found beta carotene supplements alone are not effective against the disease.

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