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Diet Rich In Carotenoids Can Protect Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration
A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology is adding to evidence base that supports carotenoids can protect against the progressive disease of age-related macular degeneration.
"Lutein and zeaxanthin form macular pigments that may protect against AMD by reducing oxidative stress, absorbing blue light, and stabilizing cell membranes," the authors explain.
The study, comprised of over 100k men and women over 26 years and the results were noteworthy as they observed as much as a 40% reduced risk for AMD in patients with elevated carotenoids.
"Because other carotenoids may also have a protective role, a public health strategy of increasing the consumption of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids could be most beneficial and is compatible with current dietary guidelines," the authors conclude.
Read more here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/852607
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
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