Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Aspirin may not benefit AMD

From Medpagetoday: "Theoretical benefits of regular aspirin use in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) failed to pan out in a review of data from a large cohort study of female health professionals." After 10 years of study there was not a significant difference in the incidence of AMD in those who took daily aspirin vs. the placebo group.

There may still be benefits with the more aggressive form of AMD but that has yet to be determined. Though aspirin may not reduce the risk of AMD, there are supplemental vitamins that can help reduce the risk. Vitamins A,C,E and Lutein are known to help prevent the progression of macular degeneration.

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