Lycopene but not lutein nor zeaxanthin decreases in serum and lipoproteins in age-related macular degeneration patients.

@article{Cardinault2005LycopeneBN,
  title={Lycopene but not lutein nor zeaxanthin decreases in serum and lipoproteins in age-related macular degeneration patients.},
  author={Nicolas Cardinault and J. H. Abalain and Badie Sairafi and Charles Coudray and Pascal Grolier and Mathieu Rambeau and J L Carr{\'e} and Andrzej K Mazur and Edmond Rock},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={357 1},
  pages={34-42}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have established that a low serum concentration of carotenoids was associated with risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). The aim of this study was to determine carotenoid levels in serum and in different lipoprotein fractions in patients diagnosed for ARMD and in matched control group. METHOD Thirty-four ARMD patients and 21 control subjects from Brest area (France) have been included to this study. Lipoproteins have been separated from serum by… CONTINUE READING

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