Lutein

Lutein May Halt Macular Degeneration

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The car in front of you is going 30 in a 45-mph zone, crossing over the line and refusing to move over. If this sounds familiar, chances are you've encountered the road hazard known as "Watch out, grandpa's at the wheel." Grandpa's not inebriated; he just can't see. He has an eye condition called macular degeneration. It can lead to blindness, and there is no cure. Like cataracts and glaucoma, macular degeneration robs a person's autonomy by stealing his or her sight. It is the second leading cause of blindness in the elderly after cataracts.

LUTEIN Poised for Growth as Science Broadens

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Focuses on the growth in the use of lutein nutrient in the dietary supplement aisle of natural food stores. Association between lutein intake and a decreased risk of macular degeneration and cat...

Lutein, Zeaxanthin Deficiencies Linked to Arterial Disease

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The article discusses the effects of lutein and zeaxanthin deficiencies in the health of older people. According to a report, an increase of blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin is affliated wit...

Lutein, Zeaxanthin Improve Skin Health

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The article presents a study on the effectiveness of lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds found in green leafy vegetables, in improving skin health. Italian researchers studied women aged 25-50 who r...

Save Your Sight with Lutein

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LUTEIN IS A YELLOW PLANT PIGMENT IN the carotenoid family. Yellow and orange vegetables have only trace amounts of lutein; large amounts are found in green vegetables like broccoli, collard greens, kale, and spinach. Lutein is also available as a supplement made from marigold flowers.
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