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Matti Narkia

Red meat and chicken consumption and its association with age-related macular degenerat... - 0 views

    Red meat and chicken consumption and its association with age-related macular degeneration.
    Chong EW, Simpson JA, Robman LD, Hodge AM, Aung KZ, English DR, Giles GG, Guymer RH.
    Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Apr 1;169(7):867-76. Epub 2009 Feb 20.
    PMID: 19234096
Matti Narkia

Diet High in Red Meat Tied to Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration - 0 views

    March 27, 2009 - Red meat consumption is positively associated with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD); high intake of chicken, on the other hand, is inversely associated with late AMD, according to findings from a prospective Australian study.
Sue Cifelli

Vitamin B and folic acid may reduce risk of age-related vision loss | Eureka! Science News - 0 views

    Taking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid appears to decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration in women, according to a report in the February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, according to background information in the article. Treatment options exist for those with severe cases of the disease, but the only known prevention method is to avoid smoking. Recent studies have drawn a connection between AMD and blood levels of homocysteine, an amino acid. High levels of homocysteine are associated with dysfunction of the blood vessel lining, whereas treatment with vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid appears to reduce homocysteine levels and may reverse this blood vessel dysfunction.
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