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The rationale and evidence base for a protective role of macular pigment in age-related maculopathy

Creator:

Loane E, Kelliher C, Beatty S, Nolan JM

Subject Keywords: Nutrition, Ageing, Older People, Mental Health, Alzheimer's Disease
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

ABSTRACTAge-related maculopathy (ARM) remains the mostcommon cause of blind registration in people aged50 years or over in the developed world, and itsprevalence continues to rise. Although effective newtreatments have become available in the recent past,these are expensive and cumbersome to the healthcareprovider and to the patient, and many cases remainresistant to such therapy. There is a biologically plausiblerationale whereby macular pigment, which is entirely ofdietary origin, may prevent or delay the onset, orameliorate the clinical course, of ARM. In this article, wereview this rationale, and critically appraise the currentevidence base germane to the use of supplementscontaining the macular carotenoids in patients with, or at risk of developing, ARM.

Date:

31/07/2008

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Loane E, Kelliher C, Beatty S, Nolan JM. (2008) The rationale and evidence base for a protective role of macular pigment in age-related maculopathy [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1264599 [Accessed: 19th September 2019].

  

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