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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Volunteers Needed for study into the link between diet and eye health

26 October 2017

The University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital are jointly investigating the connection between diet and eye health – known as the ELVIS study: Effects of Lutein on VISion.

Lutein is a naturally occurring compound found in certain fruits and vegetables. Volunteers would be given a daily capsule to take containing lutein, which is thought to protect the eye from age related diseases such as macular degeneration.

The study has featured on Channel 4s “Superfoods”. Healthy men and women age 40-70 with normal vision are required for the study. Volunteers will need to make four visits to the university and the MRI will take a blood sample.

Volunteers will be reimbursed for their time and will receive regular free eye examinations for the period of the trial. For more information:

For further information, and to volunteer please contact Dr Laura Patryas:

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