Cataracts and riboflavin deficiency.

  title={Cataracts and riboflavin deficiency.},
  author={Harold Skalka and Josef T Prchal},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={34 5},
Lenticular reduced glutathione, diminished in all forms fo human cataract, requires flavin adenine dinucleotide as a coenzyme for glutathione reductase. Deficiency of riboflavin, a precursor of flavin adenine dinucleotide, has been believed by some to be associated with cataract formation. We evaluated the riboflavin nutritional status of healthy young adults, presenile and senile cataract patients, and young and older patients with clear lenses. We found no evidence of an association between… CONTINUE READING