ScienceBased Health Offers Comprehensive Information Resources and Newsletter on Nutrition and Eye Health

CARSON CITY, Nev., Jun 2, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ScienceBased Health, a provider of nutraceuticals for eye health, has assembled a comprehensive information resource for reporters, doctors, and consumers on the subject of eye health, with particular emphasis on the role of nutrition in eye care.

Intended for reporters, physicians and consumers seeking credible information, the collection is based on the latest scientific research on the subject. The online resource consists of several volumes of frequently published essays and a monthly newsletter written by nutritional scientist Penelope Edwards, MPH, CNS, as well as links to well-respected medical archives and journals about eye health and nutrition. For reporters, ScienceBased Health will also offer, on a first-come, first-served basis, interviews with experts in the eye health field, including some of the world's most renowned ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Among the specific topics and resources available are:

EduFacts Eye Health Essays -- The ScienceBased Health web site includes more than 50 of ScienceBased Health's exclusive EduFacts essays -- concise, single-page summaries of the latest scientific research on nutrition's role in eye health. EduFacts are compiled several times a year, when new clinical research or other noteworthy information in the field becomes available, and they are distributed via fax to a list of reporters and physicians who have opted into the distribution list. Topics range from how nutrition can impact macular health, optic nerve health and dry eye to the role of antioxidants (such as lutein), omega fatty acids and other key nutrients in maintaining visual health. Examples of topics recently covered by EduFacts include the LAST (Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Trial) research, linking lutein and antioxidants to macular health; and the National Eye Institute's AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) research, linking antioxidant and zinc intake to a decrease in the rate of progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Staying Healthy newsletter -- Free monthly newsletter for journalists and the general public that distills new research and information about eye health.

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About ScienceBased Health

ScienceBased Health, a privately held company, develops and markets evidence-based nutraceuticals for eye health. The formulations, created by leading physicians, nutrition scientists and researchers, are based on the latest scientific research and are recommended by several thousand ophthalmologists and optometrists. The company developed HydroEye(R), a patented, oral formulation for dry eyes; OcularProtect(R), a comprehensive formulation to support eyes and overall body health; MacularProtect(R) Plus and MacularProtect(R) Complete, powerful formulations based on the AREDS clinical trial to preserve macular health; OpticNerve Formula(R), a powerful formulation to protect optic nerve health; and other high-quality products for eye and body health. The products are made from premium ingredients and manufactured according to the highest quality standards. For more information, visit ScienceBased Health at

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