The Association between Dietary Intake of Antioxidants and Ocular Disease

Show simple item record Braakhuis, Andrea en Raman, Reinlesh en Vaghefi Rezaei, Seyed en 2017-06-26T23:35:38Z en 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Diseases 5(1):3 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 2079-9721 en
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dc.description.abstract To assess the association between dietary antioxidant intake and the incidence of the three major oxidative stress-related eye diseases, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration, 78 cases from the University of Auckland Optometry and Vision Science clinic and 149 controls were recruited. Participants completed an antioxidant food-frequency questionnaire, analysed through multiple logistic regression. Protective associations were identified with higher consumption of fruit and vegetables (OR = 0.99; 95% CI: 0.98, 1.00; p = 0.004), vitamin C (OR = 0.63; 95% CI: 0.23, 1.03; p = 0.022), and β-carotene (OR = 0.56; 95% CI: 0.15, 0.98; p = 0.007). Meanwhile, harmful associations were observed with greater consumption of meat/nuts (OR = 1.03; 95% CI: 1.01, 1.05; p = 0.006) and cholesterol (OR = 1.09; 95% CI: 1.50, 2.46; p = 0.005). Diets rich in fruit and vegetables appear to be protective against cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration, while diets higher in meat and nuts may increase the risk of oxidative stress-related eye diseases. In addition, higher intakes of vitamin C and β-carotene from food, with reduction of dietary cholesterol intake, may be beneficial towards the outcome of oxidative stress-related eye diseases. en
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dc.title The Association between Dietary Intake of Antioxidants and Ocular Disease en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/diseases5010003 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.volume 5 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Authors en
dc.identifier.pmid 28933356 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.elements-id 612461 en Bioengineering Institute en ABI Associates en Medical and Health Sciences en Medical Sciences en Nutrition en Optometry and Vision Science en
dc.identifier.eissn 2079-9721 en
pubs.number 3 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-06-27 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28933356 en

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