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Antidotes for Aging Parts

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., November/December 2007

7 ways to maintain your health and prevent disease as you age.

Eyes

Years of exposure to UV light and smoke may contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in older people. But an antioxidant-rich diet may help. Studies link higher intakes of vitamins C and E, beta carotene and zinc as well as lutein and zeaxanthin (antioxidants in yellow and green vegetables and egg yolks) and omega-3 fats with reduced risk for AMD.

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