Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Cohort finds lutein and zeaxanthin reduce effects of AMD

Cohort finds lutein and zeaxanthin reduce effects of AMD

By Shane Starling

Lutein and zeaxanthin can better reduce the often devastating effects of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than beta-carotene or omega-3s, a 10-year cohort of almost 3,000 individuals has shown.

Vitamin D shows eye health benefits: Study

Vitamin D shows eye health benefits: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplements of vitamin D3 may boost visual function in lab mice, suggests a new study from the UK with potential implications for the eye health market.

Zeaxanthin may match lutein for MPOD boost: RCT

Zeaxanthin may match lutein for MPOD boost: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements of zeaxanthin may increase the macula pigment optical density (MPOD) as much as lutein, and boost the functioning of cones in retina, says a new study.

Zeaxanthin improves elderly vision

Zeaxanthin improves elderly vision

Elderly people have better night vision and are better able to discern fine details, when taking zeaxanthin, a military study has found.

Meta-analysis supports lutein’s eye health benefits

Meta-analysis supports lutein’s eye health benefits

By Stephen Daniells

High dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds with a long history of eye health benefits, may reduce the risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but they show little effect in the early stages of the disease, claims a new...

Lutein research gains ground

Lutein research gains ground

Low levels of lutein and zeaxanthin - carotenoids found in dark
green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale - could contribute
to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to researchers
who believe they have further...

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