Silver Book Fact

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Impact of a healthy lifestyle on age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
    A study exploring the impact of a healthy lifestyle on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) found that women whose diets were the healthiest (scored on the 2005 Healthy Eating Index) had…  
  • Of the 8 million older Americans at high risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), 1.3 million will develop advanced AMD within 5 years. However, the NEI-sponsored Age-Related Eye…  
  • After 9 years of tight blood pressure control, patients with type 2 diabetes had a 34% reduction in retinopathy progression and a 47% reduction in risk of visual acuity deterioration…  
  • Screening and treatment for eye disease in all type 2 diabetes patients would result in an estimated net savings of 94,304 person-years of sight.  
  • Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Diabetes
    Tight blood pressure control in type 2 diabetes patients reduced progression of DR by 34% and risk of deterioration by 47% after 9 years.