AREDS versus AREDS 2
In 2001, the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, completed the Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), which showed that ingesting high levels of specific nutritional supplements decreased the risk of macular degeneration (AMD) progression. AREDS 2 was even better, but was considered a “failure.”
Age-Related Macular Degeneration is an eye condition in which a sensitive area in the center of the retina, known as the macula, becomes damaged. Because the macula is responsible for central and detail vision, this may cause loss of central vision, such as inability to read or recognize faces.