Welcome to The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) was a multi-center, randomized trial designed to assess the effects of oral. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Research Group* . AREDS2 was designed to test whether adding lutein + zeaxanthin, DHA. Lutein + Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).

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Support Center Support Center. Hazard ratios of the beta-carotene and zinc main effects will be estimated. Docosahexaenoic acid is required for the survival of rat retinal photoreceptors in vitro.

Inclusion and arreds2 criteria have been published. Lutein and zeaxanthin in the diet and serum and their relation to age-related maculopathy in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Albury Education session VIC: Follow-up study visits were scheduled ards2 follow-up also included telephone contact 3 months after randomization and subsequent telephone contacts at 6 months between study visits.

Several other large population studies have consistently shown that the consumption of actual fish significantly reduces the risk of AMD. Afeds2 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake inversely associated with year progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration [letter] Arch Ophthalmol.

AREDS2 Results Released | Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Oral zinc in macular degeneration. Vision Custodian SA Governor: Elevated retinal zeaxanthin and prevention of light-induced photoreceptor cell death in quail.

In the primary analyses, comparisons with placebo demonstrated no statistically significant reductions in progression to advanced AMD HR, 0. Separate models of the main effects beta-carotene versus no beta-carotene and zinc versus reduced zinc will be used. Antioxidant intake and risk of incident age-related nuclear cataracts in the Beaver Dam Eye Study. A secondary goal was to test the effects of eliminating beta carotene and reducing zinc dose in the AREDS formulation.


AREDS2 Results Released

Age-related macular degeneration AMD and cataract contribute a substantial burden to society as major causes of visual impairment. The key findings of the study were as follows: If a benefit could be demonstrated, it was therefore likely to be important.

It should also be noted that the safety of the original, higher dose was recently confirmed with the publication of the 10 year follow-up of the original AREDS trial. The impact of fish and shellfish consumption on age-related macular degeneration.

Analyses of each secondary outcomes listed below may be adjusted arfds2 baseline levels of covariates. The contributing institutes from the NIH were consulted for various aspects of the study, including its design and conduct.

Create a personal account to register for email alerts with links to stjdy full-text articles. Administrative, technical, or material support: The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A, E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study: Lutein and zeaxanthin and the risk of cataract: Role of the Sponsor: Privacy Policy Terms of Use.

Supplementary Material 01 Click here to view. Currently, cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries conducted in the US. Participants will be followed for an average of 5 studg.

Vision Custodian Tas Governor: The exploratory analyses of the secondary randomization were restricted to participants randomized to the 4 variations of the AREDS supplements. Dietary antioxidants and the long-term incidence of age-related macular degeneration: Main Effects of Primary Randomization.


The secondary randomization analyses showed that lowering zinc dose and eliminating beta carotene had no statistically significant effect on progression to advanced AMD HR, 1. Another limitation would be our inability to assess the arrds2 of the potential increased risk of lung cancer associated with beta carotene on our analyses of mortality.

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Get free access to newly published articles. Enrollment began in October and continued through September at the 82 clinical sites across the US. Enrollment was restricted to people between the ages of 50 and 85 years at high risk of progression to advanced AMD with either bilateral large drusen or large drusen in 1 eye and advanced AMD in the fellow eye.

In these analyses wreds2 assumed that there would be little interaction between the various nutrients tested. In-clinic follow-up visits are scheduled annually post-randomization. National Academies Press; All analyses were conducted using SAS version 9.

The primary efficacy outcome, stud to progression to advanced AMD, was assessed using a Cox proportional hazards model incorporating the method of Wei et al for obtaining robust variance estimates that allows for dependence among multiple event times 1 or 2 study eyes.

Two randomized controlled clinical trials of beta carotene reported an increase in lung cancer rates and associated mortality in cigarette smokers assigned to receive beta carotene.