Dietary intake of antioxidants and risk of age-related macular degeneration.

  title={Dietary intake of antioxidants and risk of age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Redmer van Leeuwen and Sharmila S. Boekhoorn and Johannes R. Vingerling and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman and Caroline C. W. Klaver and Albert Hofman and Paulus T. V. M. de Jong},
  volume={294 24},
CONTEXT Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most prevalent cause of irreversible blindness in developed countries. Recently, high-dose supplementation with beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc was shown to slow the progression of AMD. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether regular dietary intake of antioxidants is associated with a lower risk of incident AMD. DESIGN Dietary intake was assessed at baseline in the Rotterdam Study (1990-1993) using a semiquantitative food frequency… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 124 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 references

Preva - lence of age - related macular degeneration in the United States

  • MA Zarbin
  • Arch Ophthalmol
  • 2004

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…