dietary intake of antioxidants by older adults appears to reduce the
risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to an
assessment of the Rotterdam Cohort by researchers from Erasmus Medical
Centre here. In their review, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
(294:3101-3107, 2005), researchers compared baseline dietary intake of
antioxidants (taken in 1990-1993 through a food frequency
questionnaire) to incidence of AMD through 2004. Out of 5,836 persons
at risk of AMD at baseline, 4,170 participated in follow up; incident
AMD occurred in 560 participants. Dietary intake of both vitamin E and
zinc was inversely associated with incident AMD, while an above-median
intake of vitamin E, zinc, vitamin C and beta-carotene reduced the risk
of incident AMD by 35 percent. Exclusion of dietary supplement users
did not affect the results.
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