Navigation Links
Yellow Fruits And Vegetables Help In Fight Against Loss Of Eyesight

Researchers from the US have shown that yellow plant pigments play a role in protecting people from developing// age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

The study conducted by the scientists at the University of Wisconsin, which has been published in the Journal of Ophthalmology, states that carrots might not actually help a person in the dark but brightly coloured yellow and green vegetables do have the ability to enhance sight. Researchers have explained that sweet corn, broccoli, peas and squash contain the compounds lutein and zeaxanthin, which might offer protection against damage to eyesight later in life. It has been reported that eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness in elderly people, and that there is no cure and but only limited treatment options that are available to slow its progression. Scientists have for long suspected that the condition, of deterioration of the retina could be related to the diet.

The researchers explained that these compounds called as carotenoids, might reduce the risk of AMD by absorbing blue light that could damage the back of the retina. They are also the compounds that give the characteristic colour for fruits, vegetables, and even egg yolk. The scientists on further investigating the link, calculated the effects of the two pigments in the diet of around 1787 American women between the ages of 50 to 79. They explained that the blood samples and colour photographs of the retina had proved that women aged under 75 were less likely to have intermediate-stage AMD if they followed a high diet of these pigments.

The researchers also explained that though many nutrients may work together to provide protection against AMD, there was however, only a weak association between the pigments and advanced-stage AMD. They explained that the study might not have measured other dietary deficits that could influence the risk.

The researchers said, “This explora tory observation is consistent with a broad body of evidence from observational and experimental studies that suggests that these carotenoids may protect against AMD.” They said that that more conclusive evidence should be obtained from long-term potential studies and clinical trials so as to get a better clue of the link.

Robyn Guymer, an ophthalmologist from the Centre for Eye Research Australia, while welcoming the findings said that it is disappointing that they have not proved a stronger association between vegetables and AMD. Professor Guymer mentioned that it is expected that another larger study that was launched recently in the US might throw more light on the subject.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Yellow Oleander Plants Fuels Suicide Rates In Sri Lanka
2. Yellow and green vegetables for better eyesight
3. Benefits of Eating Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables
4. Benefits Of Fruits and Veggies
5. Fruits found To Be Good For Eyes
6. Eating Fruits And Vegetables Found to Fight Endometriosis
7. The Beneficial Effects Of Fruits and Vegetables
8. Fruits And Vegetables Have Arthritis Risk Reducing Property
9. Aloe Vera Coating For Fruits And Vegetables Preservation
10. Rich Diet Of Fruits & Vegetables Helps To Protect Against Lung Cancer
11. Fruits and vegetables found to interact with drugs in a dangerous way
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the 5,000 year old Hardanger ... of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in addition to its excellent taste ... several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and received rave comments from consumers. , ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Clarify Health ... has raised $6.0 million in an initial round of funding. The round was ... and their caregivers can receive far better care through the application of the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... ‘Tis the season for giving! Today, 20 creative teams across the nation ... the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. ... decorated their campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme: “YOLO. Be Drug Free,” ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... Standard ... 75, an annual ranking and recognition of the largest closely held companies headquartered ... ranked from 2008-2016. In addition, Standard Process was awarded the Talent Award for ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Cronovo Smartwatch, the first on the ... at an affordable price, is now available on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter ... changer” when it comes to the smartwatch. , "With Cronovo, we’ve combined the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) ... assets and capabilities of the Neovasc, Inc., (NASDAQ: ... as well as a 15% equity stake in Neovasc, ... Neovasc advanced biological tissue business makes elements used in ... System. * Upon completion of the transaction, the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016 Lianluo ... Smart" or "the Company") which develops, markets and ... in China and international ... Disease Diagnosis and Treatment New Progress Forum, co-hosted ... Guangdong Province , Guangdong Provincial People,s ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 On Thursday, the NASDAQ Composite ... while the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to stay in ... markets, which prompted Stock-callers this morning to look at the ... NUVA ), Smith & Nephew PLC (NYSE: ... and Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL ). You ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: