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Study shows no effect of vitamin supplementation on macular pigment density

November 16, 2017

Dietary supplementation of lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins does not increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in healthy individuals with a family history of age-related macular degeneration and may, therefore, not be effective as a strategy to prevent AMD, according to a study carried out in two French universities.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are the main components of macular pigment, which plays a fundamental role in protecting the macula from oxidative stress. Individuals with a family history of AMD were shown in previous studies to have a lower macular pigment optical density (MPOD).

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