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Apolipoprotein E Genotype Is Associated with Macular Pigment Optical Density

Creator:

Loane E, McKay GJ, Nolan JM, Beatty S

Subject Keywords: Nutrition, Ageing, Older People, Mental Health, Alzheimer's Disease
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

PURPOSE.Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the mostcommon cause of blindness in older people in developedcountries, and risk factors for this condition may be classifiedas genetic and environmental. Apolipoprotein E is putativelyinvolved in the transport of the macular pigment (MP) carote-noids lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) in serum and may alsoinfluence retinal capture of these compounds. This study wasdesigned to investigate the relationship between macular pig-ment optical density (MPOD) andApoEgenotype

Date:

01/05/2010

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Loane E, McKay GJ, Nolan JM, Beatty S. (2010) Apolipoprotein E Genotype Is Associated with Macular Pigment Optical Density [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1264595 [Accessed: 19th August 2019].

  

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