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Aim: The aim of the article was to discuss the role of balanced supplementation in diet of age-related macular degeneration patients.
Methods: This review was carried out using comprehensive and systematic literature reports on the role of supplementation of vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 acid and folic acid in the prevention of AMD.
Results: Vitamins, minerals and carotenoids are essential for the proper retinal function over an inflammation and immune response modulation.
Conclusions: Vitamins, minerals and carotenoids discussed in the article have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties in the management of AMD progression. Accordingly, it is relevant to assure the appropriate level of these nutrients in a diet of AMD patients.
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