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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2019, XLVII/277: 031-034

Title: The effect of selected macronutrients on age-related macular degeneration 

Authors: Okręglicka K, Skwierczyńska Ż, Wiśniewska K, Kozłowska A, Jagielska A, Nitsch-Osuch A. 

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The effect of selected macronutrients on age-related macular degeneration

Okręglicka K1, Skwierczyńska Ż2, Wiśniewska K3, Kozłowska A1, Jagielska A1, Nitsch-Osuch A1.

1Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland; 2Student Science Group of Hygiene and Prophylaxis in Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland; 3Institute of Food and Nutrition in Warsaw, Center for the Promotion of Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the world and may affect about 30-50 million people. Due to prevalence of this disease and the progressive population aging in recent years, in addition to conventional methods of treatment of AMD, there are more preventive and treatment support factors that can be used. An adequate diet, especially rich in antioxidant compounds, seems to play an important role in this case. Available scientific data suggest that an important role in AMD prevention and / or delay may play the appropriate selection of macronutrients, in particular fats and carbohydrates. In this work, based on the available data, the study reviews the relationship between the intake of selected nutrients and age-related macular degeneration.

Key words: age-related macular degeneration, diet, carbohydrates, fats, prevention

Pol Med J, 2019; XLVII (277); 31–34