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Dangers of Statin Drugs

Sadly, a quarter of the U.S. population over age 45 takes statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industry’s Number One money maker, largely due to relentless advertising, which a recent study found may be d…

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The Best Nutrients for Your Eyes

Nutrients play an enormous role in preventing and treating the leading causes of impaired vision in North America--cataracts and macular degeneration. In both conditions, the eye's normal protective m…

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3 Super-Healing Summer Melons

Cantaloupe for Healthy Eyes The orange color gives away some of this fruit’s healing ability. One cup of cantaloupe contains enough beta-carotene to provide your full daily intake of vitamin A. Bet…

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Preventing Blindness With Diet

More than a million Americans are blind. The good news is that all four of the most common causes of vision loss may be prevented with a healthy plant-based diet—age-related macular degeneration, diab…

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The Dangers Of Cholesterol Drugs

Tens of millions of Americans are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs—mostly statins—and some "experts" claim that many millions more should be taking them. I couldn't disagree more. Statins a…

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4 Eye Diseases You’re At Risk for As You Age

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor By age 65, 1-in-3 Americans have some form of vision-impairing eye disease. There are four major age-related eye diseases (AREDs) — glaucoma, c…

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Alzheimer’s and Eyesight: An Important Connection

A University of Michigan study finds a link between vision and Alzheimer's.  The study was based on medical information and surveys from 625 people compiled from 1992-2005. None of these individua…

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