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Your Eyes March/April 2003

Green, Leafy Vegetables Reduce Risk of Eye Disease
by Dr. Tom Smith

Clinical studies indicate that the yellow pigments lutein and zeaxanthin, found in some foods, can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in people over 55.  Individuals with ARMD lose the photoreceptors in the macula or center region of their retina, resulting in decreased central vision and, in advanced cases, blindness.

Lutein is abundant in egg yolks and green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach.  Zeaxanthin is found most often in yellow corn.  Research shows that individuals consuming three cups of such vegetables a day were 43% less likely to develop ARMD, compared with those who seldom ate leafy greens.  Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants.

In one study, researchers followed 3,640 participants between the ages of 55 and 80 for six years.  Each person had some retinal change, ranging from mild to severe.  They received daily intakes of either (1) antioxidants, including 500 mg of vitamin C, 400 IU of vitamin E and 15 mg of beta-carotene; (2) 80 mg of zinc and 2 mg of copper; (#) antioxidants plus zinc (no copper); or (4) no supplements at all.  Antioxidants reduced the risk of developing ARMD by 17 % and zinc, by 21%.  Taking both the antioxidants and zinc lowered the risk by 25%.

Dr. Tom Smith
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