Lutein/Zeaxanthin in AREDS2 May Slow Progression to Late AMD
FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 -- For individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the addition of lutein/zeaxanthin to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) supplement appears to be safe, according to a study published online June 2 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best Antioxidants to Prevent Age-Related Dementia Identified? Best Antioxidants to Prevent Age-Related Dementia Identified?
The most important antioxidants for brain protection may be the carotenoids lutein+zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Inverse Link Found for Antioxidant Levels, All-Cause Dementia
WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022 -- Antioxidants such as serum level of lutein+zeaxanthin and β-cryptoxanthin are associated with a reduced risk for all-cause dementia, according to a study published online May 4 in Neurology. May A. Beydoun, Ph.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dementia Risk Tied to Antioxidant Levels
(MedPage Today) -- Dementia risk was linked with blood levels of certain antioxidants, an observational study showed. Higher serum levels of lutein+zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin -- two types of carotenoids -- were tied to a lower risk... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - May 4, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Mechanisms of neurotoxicity associated with exposure to the herbicide Atrazine - Stradtman SC, Freeman JL.
Atrazine is an herbicide commonly used on crops to prevent broadleaf weeds. Atrazine is an endocrine-disrupting chemical mainly targeting the neuroendocrine system and associated axes, especially as a reproductive toxicant through attenuation of the lutein... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

An Avocado A Day May Keep Bad Cholesterol At Bay
(CBS) – They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but a new study from Penn State found an avocado a day can keep your cholesterol at bay. Researchers looked at 45 overweight adults over five weeks and found that those who adhered to a moderate-fat diet that included a daily avocado had significantly lower levels of small, dense particles of LDL or “bad” cholesterol, which promote the buildup of plaque in arteries. They also had higher levels of an antioxidant called lutein. More research needs to be done to confirm this finding, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to incorporate more avocados into you...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cholesterol Source Type: news

Avocado dip
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat and a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that may protect vision. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Cook Your Spinach, Drink It: Here's Why
New research from Link öping University in Sweden reveals that eating spinach in the form of a smoothie or juice combined with some fat is actually the most efficient way to absorb lutein from spinach in our diet. Lutein has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Putting raw spinach in a smoothie is the healthiest way to eat it
Researchers from Link öping University in Sweden tried different ways of cooking supermarket-bought baby spinach to measure how well it retained the health-giving vitamin lutein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting the most out of spinach -- maximizing the antioxidant lutein
(Link ö ping University) Eat your spinach in the form of a smoothie or juice -- this is the best way to obtain the antioxidant lutein, according to research from Link ö ping University, Sweden. High levels of lutein are found in dark green vegetables, and researchers at the university have compared different ways of preparing fresh spinach in order to maximize the levels of lutein in finished food. The findings are published in the journal Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Eggs Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Are Eggs Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Are Pistachios Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
You can find the shelled green nuts everywhere, from airport kiosks to health food stores. But are pistachios as healthy as they’re cracked up to be? Here’s what the experts say. What are the nutrition facts of pistachios? Pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including beta carotene, phosphorus, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Compared to other nuts, they are also high in carotenoids, a type of antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of chronic disease and improves heart health, says registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick. You can also eat a lot of them in just one...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

New study uncovers how lutemax 2020 protects the eyes against blue light damage
(OmniActive Health Technologies) Morristown, N.J., July 23, 2018 - In a new study published in Nutrients titled 'Lutein and Zeaxanthin Isomers Protect Against Light-induced Retinopathy via Decreasing Oxidative and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in BALB/cJ Mice', Lutemax 2020 supplementation was shown to protect photoreceptors against blue light damage by mitigating oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress -- a primary mechanism associated with photoreceptor damage and visual impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news