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Arch Ophthalmol -- Cigarette Smoking, Fish Consumption, Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake, and ... - 0 views

    Cigarette smoking, fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acid intake, and associations with age-related macular degeneration: the US Twin Study of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
    Seddon JM, George S, Rosner B.
    Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Jul;124(7):995-1001.
    PMID: 16832023

    Conclusions This study of twins provides further evidence that cigarette smoking increases risk while fish consumption and omega-3 fatty acid intake reduce risk of AMD
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Eat Fruits And Vegetable For Better Vision - 0 views

    "Carotenoids, found in green leafy vegetables and colored fruits, have been found to increase visual performance and may prevent age-related eye diseases, according to a study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists. Authors from the University of Georgia compiled the results of multiple studies on the effects of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin on visual performance. These carotenoids play an important role in human vision, including a positive impact on the retina.

    After reviewing the various studies, the authors concluded that rmacular pigments, such as lutein and zeaxanthin do have an effect on visual performance. Lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce disability and discomfort from glare, enhance contrast, and reduce photostress recovery times. They can also reduce glare from light absorption and increase the visual range.

    Lead author Dr. Billy R. Hammond Jr. noted that the research of the effects of lutein and zeazanthin are important because "it is clear that they could potentially improve vision through biological means. For example, a study conducted in 2008 suggests that the pigments protect the retina and lens and perhaps even help prevent age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataract"
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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
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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.
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Association Between Vitamin D and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the Third Nationa... - 0 views

    Association between vitamin D and age-related macular degeneration in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988 through 1994.
    Parekh N, Chappell RJ, Millen AE, Albert DM, Mares JA.
    Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 May;125(5):661-9.
    PMID: 17502506
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