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Cataract development and nutritional protection

Cataract development and nutritional protection: The major cause of blindness in the world is age-related cataract and estimated that more than 68.0% >79years have some degree of lens opacification or cataract. As we age, the transparent lens highly organised crystalline fibres dehydrate and become photo-oxidized which leads to crosslinking and aggregation.

Since oxidative damage is one of the main links to cataract development, many trials believe in the use of antioxidant supplementation for a protective purpose.

Cataract development
Cataract development: The major cause of blindness in the world is age-related cataract and estimated that more than 68.0% >79years . Adapted from Song et al., 2016.

Clinically supplement such as Lutein and zeaxanthin which can be found in egg yolk, kiwi, grapes, spinach, corn, orange pepper, zucchini, and squash, Vitamin C which can be found in broccoli, Brussel sprouts, berries, citrus fruits,  and bell peppers, Vitamin E which can be found in almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and dark leafy vegetables: spinach and collard greens, Zinc which can be found in pork, beans, oysters, seafood, beef, poultry, and nuts and omega-3 fatty acids which can be found in  salmon, sardines, flaxseeds, and walnuts can be used to reduce the development of cataract.

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