You'll Never See eggs the Same Way Again

Adding just one egg to your daily diet could help reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration, a condition that attacks the retina and causes various degrees of vision loss, including blindness. New research from the University of Massachusetts published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that eggs boost your levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect against macular degeneration. The study followed 33 men and women over age 60 who consumed one egg daily for five weeks. The participants' serum lutein and zeaxanthin levels increased by up to 38 percent — and there was no increase in their cholesterol levels.

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