Conference on antioxidant vitamins and B-carotene in disease prevention. London (GBR), 1989/10/02.
Biochemical evidence suggests that oxidative stress caused by accumulation of free radicals is involved in the pathogenesis of senile cataracts.
If so, appropriate amounts of the antioxidant vitamins C and E might be expected to prevent or retard the process.
Such activity has been observed in several in vitro and in vivo studies of experimentally-induced cataracts.
A recent epidemiologic study found that cataract patients tended to have lower serum levels of vitamins C, E, or carotenoids than did control subjects.
The present investigation, which compared the self-reported consumption of supplementary vitamins by 175 cataract patients with that of 175 individually matched, cataract-free subjects, revealed that the latter group used significantly more supplementary vitamins C and E (p=0.01 and 0.004, respectively).
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Oeil pathologie, Cataracte, Prévention, Epidémiologie, Ascorbique acide, Tocophérol
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Eye disease, Cataract, Prevention, Epidemiology, Ascorbic acid, Tocopherol
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