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Micronutrients in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
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PMID:  23171595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Several lines of evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies suggest that specific micronutrients may have beneficial effects in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Such effects appear to be complex and may include filtering short wavelength light and attenuating oxidative and inflammatory damage as well as other structural and physiological factors. There is clinical evidence for potential benefits from vitamin C, β-carotene, vitamin E and zinc, as well as emerging epidemiological and clinical data for the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin and for omega-3 fatty acids. A survey of the literature suggests that some specific micronutrients may be of value in treating or preventing AMD, but further prospective studies are needed to further identify and characterize their effects and place in therapy.
Authors:
Tariq Aslam; Cécile Delcourt; Rufino Silva; Frank G Holz; Anita Leys; Alfredo Garcià Layana; Eric Souied
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0267     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologica     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and Institute of Human Development, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
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