Open Access Research Article Article ID: JCRO-6-161

    Beta-carotene status are co-related with pupillary diameter changes in obese & normal adults in relation to prediction of heart disease

    Muhammad Jaffar Khan, Usama*, Summaya Hanif and Sadia Fatima

    Several studies have been conducted by antioxidant properties of the Beta-carotenes in relation to their ability like prevention to coronary diseases. Similarly, 3 out of 4 randomized studies have shown that higher intakes or higher blood concentrations of β-carotenes are associated with the reduced risk of the Predictive Heart Disease (PHD). As vitamin A functions as an epithelial membrane regulator and provides immunity. In spite beta-carotene is the precursor of the vitamin A in the body, which also shows proportional relation to the body vitamin A concentration. However, beta-carotene is mostly addressing through its antioxidant properties. Similarly, a direct relation to the PHD by the pupil response effected by the pro-vitamin A have not been studied. 

    Result: Co-relation analysis of beta-carotene suggest significant relation to Pupillary Dynamics- Low intensity (r: 0.469, p-value 0.02) in obese adults. While, association of pupillary threshold was found significant with Pupillary Responsiveness- Low & High intensities in both the BMI groups.


    Published on: Sep 29, 2019 Pages: 31-35

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-1414.000061
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