The Role of Omega-3 and Antioxidant Nutrients in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Review Article


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KOÇYİĞİT E., TEK N.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.12, no.2, pp.548-555, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.33808/clinexphealthsci.810526
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.548-555
  • Keywords: age-related macular degeneration, omega 3 fatty acids, nutrition, dietary, supplementations, POLYUNSATURATED FATTY-ACIDS, VITAMIN-E SUPPLEMENTATION, DIETARY OMEGA-3-FATTY-ACIDS, RISK-FACTORS, FOLIC-ACID, DISEASE, ZEAXANTHIN, LUTEIN, AREDS, AMD
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss worldwide. The cause of the disease is not well explained; studies previse a multifactorial etiology. Various results of studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may have beneficial effects in AMD. Besides the omega-3, clinical evidence showed that specific micronutrients (antioxidant vitamins and minerals) protect against AMD. The definition of risk factors for the development and progression of AMD is important for understanding the causes of the disorder and for the determination of its prevention strategies. In this study, the relationship between omega 3 and antioxidant nutrients and the incidence and progression of AMD were evaluated.