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Friday Pearls

Consumer Confidence Remains Steady for Supplement Use

Friday, October 15, 2010

A consistent percentage of U.S. adults label themselves as supplement users, with 66 percent classifying themselves as such, according to a new survey conducted by Ipsos-Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).  In 2009, 65 percent identified themselves as supplement users compared with 64 percent in 2008; 68 percent in 2007; and 66 percent in 2006.

Nutrition From Womb to Tomb

Monday, October 04, 2010

Most of us are given amazingly long lives by nature that we shorten by a wide variety of destructive behaviors and environmental influences.  Nutritional deficiencies and excesses, along with smoking, infections, toxic factors in the environment and trauma, are the major determinants of how closely the functional capacity, health and longevity of individuals match their genetic potential.

2010 AMD Awareness Week

Friday, September 24, 2010

The prevalence of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is rapidly increasing with 20 million Americans projected to be diagnosed by 2020.  AMD Awareness Week unites worldwide organization in a common goal.

Re-Analysis of Meta-Analysis

Friday, September 10, 2010

Different results were found in a recent re-analysis of the meta-analysis published in the 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which linked antioxidant supplements to all-cause mortality.

The Glaucoma-Dry Eye Connection

Friday, September 03, 2010

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and it is the leading cause of blindness in both the African-American and Hispanic populations.

The Macula Pigment Miracle

Friday, August 27, 2010

Evidence continues to mount that supports the role of dietary carotenoids, zeaxanthin, lutein and meso-zeaxanthin, in protecting against the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over 55 years of age in the Western world.

Still Ginned Up for Vitamin C

Friday, August 13, 2010

Discussions with one of my favorite ophthalmic researchers, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, chief investigator of the Lutein, Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST), usually get me ginned up about a particular nutrient and its effect on the eye. 

Consumers Report On Dietary Supplement Risk: Grossly Overstated

Friday, August 06, 2010

This response is from Steve Mister, the president of the Washington, D.C. Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Dan Roberts on Glen Beck

Friday, July 30, 2010

Today's Pearl features an editorial written by Dan Roberts, the director of the largest on-line community of AMD patients. MDsupport.org is visited by more than 4 million people every year.

Nutrition Science Consilience

Friday, July 09, 2010

"Science is neither a philosophy nor a belief system. It is a combination of mental operations that has increasingly become the habit of educated peoples." E.O. Wilson

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