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A study on the impact of diet on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) found that those who took the highest amounts of carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, had a 43% lower risk of age-related macular degeneration than those who took the least amounts.

Seddon J, Ajani U, Sperduto R, Hiller R, et al. Dietary Carotenoids, Vitamins A, C, and E, and Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration. JAMA. 1994; 272(18): 1413-20. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/272/18/1413

Reference

Title
Dietary Carotenoids, Vitamins A, C, and E, and Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
1994
Authors
Seddon J, Ajani U, Sperduto R, Hiller R, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 272, Issue 18
Pages
1413-20
URL
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