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  •  NIH, a cautious evaluator, has some good words for (0+ / 0-)

    betacarotene in treating macular degeneration, and I've read studies that showed very good results, but can't locate them right now.  NIH:

    Taking 15 mg of beta-carotene by mouth along with 500 mg of vitamin C, 400 IU of vitamin E, and 80 mg of elemental zinc daily, seems to help prevent vision loss and worsening of AMD in people with advanced AMD. There isn’t enough evidence to know if this combination works for people with less advanced macular disease.

    Some sources say it's better to get the betacarotene from food, in which case carrots should be a favored veggie.  Pumpkin is even richer in betacarotene -- almost fantastically so.

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