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Antioxidant Status and Risk for Cataract

  • Allen Taylor
  • Paul F. Jacques
Part of the Nutrition ◊ and ◊ Health book series (NH)

Abstract

Although the number of associations between nutriture and age-related eye diseases have burgeoned in the last decade, early studies regarding antioxidant properties of nutrients were performed virtually immediately after the discovery of ascorbate in the early part of the century. Studies regarding the etiology of cataract now include laboratory and epidemiological investigations. This chapter briefly reviews available data, as well as intervention trials, regarding associations between antioxidant nutrients and eye lens cataract in humans. Readers can refer to other recent reviews (1–4) for more thorough treatments, particularly with respect to animal studies. Much of the rich body of pioneering work is, of necessity, given limited coverage here (5–7).

Keywords

Cataract Surgery Plasma Vitamin Posterior Subcapsular Cataract Nuclear Cataract Prevalence Odds Ratio 
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