Higher carotenoid intake sees big decrease in age related macular degeneration

Increasing your intake of the bioavailable carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin is linked to a 40 percent reduced risk of advanced acute macular degeneration, according to new research. Writing in JAMA Ophthalmology, the researchers argue “given [these findings]…a public health strategy aimed at increasing dietary consumption of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids may reduce the incidence of advanced AMD.”

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