Prospective study of zinc intake and the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

@article{Cho2001ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of zinc intake and the risk of age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Eunyoung Cho and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Johanna M. Seddon and S Hung and Donna Spiegelman and Eric B. Rimm and Walter C Willett and Susan E. Hankinson},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={328-36}
}
PURPOSE Zinc is found in high concentrations in the retina and is hypothesized to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Any long-term benefit associated with dietary zinc intake has not been evaluated. METHODS We followed 66,572 women and 37,636 men who were > or = 50 years old and had no diagnosis of AMD or cancer. Zinc intake from food, multivitamins, and supplements was assessed with a semiquantitative food-frequency questionnaire at baseline (in 1984 for women and in… CONTINUE READING

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