Journal article

Dietary antioxidants and primary prevention of age related macular degeneration: systematic review and meta-analysis

Elaine W-T Chong, Tien Y Wong, Andreas J Kreis, Julie A Simpson, Robyn H Guymer

BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of dietary antioxidants in the primary prevention of age related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Search of seven databases without limits on year or language of publication, and retrieval of references in pertinent reviews and articles. METHODS: Two reviewers independently searched the databases and selected the studies, using standardised criteria. Randomised clinical trials and prospective cohort studies were included. Of the 4192 abstracts initially identified, 12 studies (nine prospective cohort studies and three randomised clinical trials) met the selection criteria and were included. Data ex..

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