Macular Pigment and Percentage of Body Fat.

John M. Nolan, Dr. and O'Donovan, O. and Kavanagh, Heather and Beatty, Stephen (2004) Macular Pigment and Percentage of Body Fat. Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, 45 (11). ISSN 1552-5783

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Abstract

Purpose. To Investigate the relationship between percentage of body fat and macular pigment (MP) optical density. Methods. One hundred healthy subjects of ages between 22 and 60 years volunteered to participate in this study. MP optical density was measured psychophysically, serum lutein and zeaxanthin were quantified by HPLC, and dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin was assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire. Body fat was measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA); body mass index (BMI) was also calculated fro each subject. Clinical and personal details were recorded, with particular attention directed towards putative risk factors for AMD.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: Macular Pigment Research Group
Divisions: School of Science > Department of Chemical and Life Sciences
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 15:44
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 13:11
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1182

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