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Diet rich in carotenoids is linked to reduced risk of advanced age related macular degeneration

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 09 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5384
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A higher intake of carotenoids, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin, is associated with a long term reduced risk of developing advanced age related macular degeneration (AMD), two large prospective cohort studies published in JAMA Ophthalmology have shown.1

Carotenoids are fat soluble plant pigments found in red, yellow, orange, and dark green fruits and vegetables. The best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin are green leafy vegetables such as kale, …

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