Fish Oil, Co-Q10 &Carnitine Improve Visual Function in Early AMD

11/30/2005

Researchers in Italy conducted a placebo-controlled trial to analyze the effect of 530 mg of Omega-3 from fish oil, 10 mg Co-Q10 and 100 mg carnitine on 106 patients with early Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). After 12 months of treatment, visual function improved significantly in the active group, with a slight loss of visual function observed in the placebo group. The researchers conclude that treatment of early AMD may be possible using this simple combination of nutrients.

Feher, J. et al. “Improvement of Visual Functions and Fundus Alteration in Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treated with a combination of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, n-3 Fatty Acids and Coenzyme Q10”. Ophthalmologica 2005;219:154-166. http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=JournalHome&ProduktNr=224269

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