Nutritional and Environmental Influences on the Eye

1st Edition

Allen Taylor

CRC Press
Published March 30, 1999
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780849385650 - CAT# 8565
Series: Modern Nutrition

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Summary

Significant advancements in nutrition's impact on the eye have occurred faster than any volume can document... until now. This book gives the background and rationale regarding the physiological damage caused by biological oxidants as well as the rationale for the protective roles for nutrient-antioxidants and how they affect the risk for cataracts.
This volume also contains information on how to quantitatively assess age-related diseases of the eye including cataracts and age-related maculopathy. Smoking and light exposure as factors for age-related eye diseases as well as the utility of potential anticataract pharmaceuticals is discussed.

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