Education is positively associated with macular pigment: the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

John M Nolan, Joanne Feeney, Rose Anne Kenny, Hilary Cronin, Claire O'Regan, George M Savva, James Loughman, Ciaran Finucane, Eithne Connolly, Katie Meagher, Stephen Beatty

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    Abstract

    The three carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin, are found at the macula and referred to as macular pigment (MP). This study was undertaken to investigate determinants of MP in a large randomly selected sample from the Republic of Ireland (as part of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing [TILDA]).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7855-7861
    Number of pages7
    JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
    Volume53
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2012

    Keywords

    • Humans
    • Aging
    • Ireland
    • Aged
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Retinal Pigments
    • Patient Education as Topic
    • Aged, 80 and over
    • Risk Factors
    • Macula Lutea
    • Incidence
    • Follow-Up Studies
    • Middle Aged
    • Female
    • Male

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