Antioxidants and zinc for age-related macular degeneration

Source: North West Medicines Information Centre
Area: Evidence > Medicines Q & A
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of visual loss in the Western world; older age, genetic markers and cigarette smoking are risk factors.  Oxidative damage to the retina has also been suggested as a contributing factor leading to the hypothesis that increasing antioxidant (and zinc) intake, through diet or use of nutritional supplements, may protect against the development and/or progression of AMD. This has been tested in a number of observational studies and randomised controlled (Read more...)

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