Saturday, November 17, 2007

Daily Egg Consumption can Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration

AUSTRALIA - With Macular Degeneration Awareness Week to be held from 25 June to 1 July, Australians should be reminded about simple ways to reduce their risk of developing the condition, the leading cause of blindness in Australia.One way is via the humble egg, with studies showing that the consumption of one egg a day can reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration. The study, previously published in The Journal of Nutrition, a leading international nutrition journal, shows that eating one egg per day raises the levels of antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin (which protect the retina) by 26 per cent and 36 per cent respectively compared with no egg consumption1. Sharon Natoli, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Founding Director of Food & Nutrition Australia, described the study results as very promising.

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