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Lutein and Zeaxanthin: How to keep your eyes healthy

Posted August 26, 2013

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are a group of carotenoids that are responsible for giving plants their yellow and red-orange pigment. In humans, the two substances play important roles in vision, eye pigmentation, and may even help prevent atherosclerosis and cancer, according to some studies.

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Pigment in the eye found to be key between obesity, vision loss

Posted April 27, 2013

“Eat your veggies” has been an admonition of parents through the ages, but newly published brain research from the University of Georgia provides one of the best reasons why.

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Lutein, zeaxanthin plus omega-3 shows benefits for AMD sufferers

Posted March 28, 2013

A combination of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may boost the pigment in the retina and help people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says new data from Germany.

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Lutein May Increase Vision Performance

Posted March 6, 2013

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 1year intervention study, involving 120 healthy drivers with long-term light exposure, found that lutein might improve visual performance under low illumination.

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A Magic Duo That Just Might Improve Your Vision

Posted February 22, 2013

About 17 years ago, researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, made what was, at the time, a pretty profound discovery about a class of nutrient. They found that people who ate a diet high in certain carotenoids (a family of antioxidants) had a 43 percent lower risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Lutein Supplementation Improves Visual Performance in Drivers

Posted February 18, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 1-year intervention study involving 120 Chinese drivers, supplementation with 20 mg/day lutein for a period of 12 months was found to be associated with a trend towards an increase in best spectacle-corrected visual acuity measured, significant increases in serum lutein, central macular pigment optical density (MPOD), contrast and glare sensitivity, especially in mesopic condition, and scores on the National Eye Institute 25-item Visual Functioning Questionnaire driving subscale.

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Lutein pills may boost night vision: RCT

Posted January 30, 2013

Daily supplements of lutein may improve vision and help with tasks such as driving at night, say data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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Eye health formulations may require three-carotenoid combinations, says ‘important and novel’ data

Posted January 16, 2013

A combination of three carotenoids – lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin – may be needed to boost retinal levels and support eye health, suggests new data from Ireland and the UK.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin May Improve Retinal Function

Posted August 22, 2012

A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial including 108 patients with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 36 age-matched controls without AMD found that early functional abnormalities of the central retina in the early AMD patients could be improved by lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation.

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Association of total energy intake and macronutrient consumption with colorectal cancer risk

Posted April 30, 2012

Diet is regarded as one of the most important environmental factors associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A comprehensive report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research concluded that total energy intake does not have a simple relationship with CRC risk, and that the data were inconsistent for carbohydrate, cholesterol and protein.

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