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Macular Pigment and Percentage of Body Fat

Creator:

Nolan JM, O'Donovan O, Kavanagh H, Stack J, Harrison M, Muldoon A, Mellerio J, Beatty S

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

PURPOSE.To investigate the relationship between percentage ofbody fat and macular pigment (MP) optical density.METHODS.One hundred healthy subjects of ages between 22and 60 years volunteered to participate in this study. MPoptical density was measured psychophysically, serum luteinand zeaxanthin were quantified by HPLC, and dietary intake oflutein and zeaxanthin was assessed using a validated foodfrequency questionnaire. Body fat was measured by dual en-ergy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA); body mass index (BMI) wasalso calculated for each subject. Clinical and personal detailswere recorded, with particular attention directed toward pu-tative risk factors for AMD.

Date:

01/01/2004

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Nolan JM, O'Donovan O, Kavanagh H, Stack J, Harrison M, Muldoon A, Mellerio J, Beatty S. (2004) Macular Pigment and Percentage of Body Fat [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1264609 [Accessed: 20th September 2019].

  

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