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New research examines avocados' potential impact on cognitive health in older adults
(FoodMinds LLC) Consuming one fresh avocado per day may lead to improved cognitive function in healthy older adults due to increased lutein levels in the brain and eye, according to new research published in the journal Nutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging
(Natural News) A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leafy Greens May Guard Against Brain Aging Leafy Greens May Guard Against Brain Aging
Eating lutein-rich foods, such as kale and spinach, in middle age may protect against age-related cognitive impairment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements will not prevent a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking vitamin supplements, such as vitamin E or beta-carotene, may not prevent the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  See additional resources at the bottom of this pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people have early signs of the disease.There are numerous unanswered questions in ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).See additional resources at the bottom of the pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease affecting the central area of the retina and affects large numbers of people across the world. Population-based studies suggest that in older people (80 years and older), approximately one in three people...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Kale nutrient may yield significant cognitive benefits
Lutein, a nutrient found in kale and spinach as well as eggs and avocados, may help to prevent or counteract cognitive aging, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Spinach and kale are favorites of those looking to stay physically fit, but they also could keep consumers cognitively fit, according to a new study from University of Illinois researchers.The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers benefits during high screen exposure
(OmniActive Health Technologies) An exciting new peer reviewed publication based on ongoing research on macular carotenoids from the University of Georgia demonstrates that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin isomers can protect against a growing issue among the general population -- the undesirable effects of prolonged exposure to high-energy blue light emitted from digital screens of computers, tablets and smartphones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vegetable pigment may reduce inflammation in heart disease patients
Higher levels of lutein, a pigment found in plants and eggs, correlates with lower levels of inflammation marker in patients with coronary artery disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Study: Vegetable coloring nutrient may suppress inflammation
A recent study by Linkoping University in Sweden suggests that lutein, a nutrient found in highly colored fruits and vegetables, may suppress inflammation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetable colouring agent may suppress inflammation
(Link ö ping University) Lutein, a nutrient found in several highly coloured vegetables and fruits, can suppress inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at Linkoping University, Sweden. The results, published in Atherosclerosis, suggest that lutein itself has anti-inflammatory effects in patients with coronary artery disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leafy Greens Good for the Eyes Also Boost Kids' Brain Function Leafy Greens Good for the Eyes Also Boost Kids' Brain Function
It is known that higher levels of retinal carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin improve cognition in the elderly. New research shows they improve cognitive function and academic performance in children too.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Leafy greens are linked to children doing better in school
Children who ate more foods that contained lutein, such as broccoli and leafy greens, were found to do better in school, according to a new University of Illinois study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you're getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in the brain. Two new studies find that children with higher lutein levels in the eye tend to do better than others on tests of cognition and academic achievement, even after accounting for other factors known to influence academic performance such as IQ, gender, body composition and physical fitness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Ways We Can Begin Taking Preventative Measures Today To Improve Brain Fitness
This study was one of the catalysts for other researchers to begin exploring just how malleable the brain truly is, and how brain performance can be improved through deliberate practice. Combine these two categories of brain health—diagnosable diseases and “brain fitness”—and suddenly a new conversation has risen: can neuroplasticity-based brain training and related research-to-practice innovation actually impact mental health, help improve people’s lives, and finally, have a significant impact on the associated economic issues. BrainFutures thinks so. BrainFutures 2017, a conference set for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Role of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Diabetic Retinopathy Role of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Diabetic Retinopathy
Explore the protective role of the hydroxycarotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy.The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers demonstrates improved psychological stress levels
(OmniActive Health Technologies) Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers -- known as the macular carotenoids -- are traditionally associated with eye health, but researchers at the University of Georgia found an interesting connection to their function in brain health, showing that they improved psychological stress levels and reduced serum cortisol. The LAMA II (an acronym for Lutein, Vision and Mental Acuity II) study was the subject of a recent paper, which was published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience, 2017 (Stringham, et al.). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables
For Allure, by Ramona Emerson. The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind of person who eats spinach for breakfast and offers unsolicited advice to strangers in line at the salad bar: “You know, romaine is actually healthier than arugula.” (I know, spoiler alert. Just sit tight for a minute.) All the Good They’re Doing The more I learned about leafy greens...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Leafy Greens May Protect The Brain From Aging
This study contributes to a line of evidence which suggests that particular nutrients may be important for slowing specific aspects of aging in the brain,” Zamroziewicz said. “This work helps us understand how certain components of a healthy diet may improve specific aspects of brain health.” While it’s too early to make specific dietary recommendations based on these findings, it can’t hurt to boost your brain power with these delicious kale recipes.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consum...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating broccoli, spinach and egg yolks can preserve your memory in old age
Adults who have high levels of lutein - found in leafy green vegetables - are better able to recall things they learnt many years ago, University of Illinois researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Italy's Emma Morano will be celebrating her 117th birthday at the end of this month. She's the oldest living person in the world. And when she was asked what her secret to longevity was, she didn't miss a beat. Her answer? She eats two or three eggs every day.  I'm not at all surprised by Emma's long, healthy life. People thrived on eggs for millions of years. The Myth of Eggs and Cholesterol That is, until the 1950s, when they came under attack because they're high in cholesterol. Around that time, cholesterol was blamed for causing heart disease. And we now know that's not true. Choleste...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Increased UVB Exposure in Youth Reduces Adult Myopia Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No direct role for vitamin D, but high plasma lutein cuts odds by about 40% (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - December 3, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites
Scan the “healthy” section of a brunch menu and there you’ll find it: the world’s saddest order, the egg white omelet. This time will be different, you think, these things aren’t so bad, but then you stare down at the flat, pale pancake of liquid protein and think to yourself: Why do I do this to myself? You do it because you were told to. We all were. Until just recently, experts warned that dietary cholesterol causes spikes in blood cholesterol, which in turn clogs arteries and hurts the heart. Cholesterol is found in the yellows, not the whites, so down the drain went the yolks. Left behi...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized cholesterol Diet/Nutrition egg egg white egg whites egg whites 24/7 egg yolk egg yolks smoking lutein Source Type: news

How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

I ON BEAUTY Chapter 21: BEST FOODS FOR AN ANTI-AGING DIET
PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS Diet is a necessary component in both physical and mental health. It is what determines how physically and mentally fit you are for coping with the daily challenges of life. All of us want to feel (and look) young forever. While that may not be exactly possible, these age-defying foods will help you preserve energy levels and look younger. Olive Oil: Almost four decades ago, a group of researchers from Seven Countries Study stated that the monounsaturated fats found in olive oils were extremely beneficial for individuals suffering from heart diseases and cancer. Today, it is widely known...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purslane production practices enhance nutritional value
(American Society for Horticultural Science) A study evaluated the influence of nitrogen fertility levels on biomass and concentrations of nutritionally important carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in purslane. Two purslane cultivars were grown in nutrient solution culture under four nitrogen concentrations. Results showed no influence of nitrogen treatment concentration on purslane shoot tissue fresh weight accumulation. Nitrogen treatment significantly influenced purslane shoot tissue beta-carotene, lutein, neoxanthin, total carotenoids, chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, total chlorophyll, and the chlorophyll a to b ratio. ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Eye Strain Caused by Digital Screens
I’ve noticed a frightening trend occurring around the world. Instances of eye problems are increasing with rapid numbers. Problems like myopia – once thought to be genetic – are going up exponentially with each passing year. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. You may not see a change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. Are Eye Problems Genetic? We have to look at the bigger picture here… eye problems aren’t always genetic, and there are changes in our environment that are having a negative impact on our eyesight. Serious Eye Problems That Affects Your Vision One area ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 24, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Nicaraguan Diet: Simple, Low-cost, Delicious and Nutritious
The mention of Nicaragua usually conjures thoughts of political instability and poverty but with the growth of tourism this perception is slowly changing. Nicaragua is fast becoming known as a beautiful land of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, however, it does not have a reputation as a culinary destination. Visitors to this Central American country do not expect to consume tasty food; to the contrary, concerns over what to eat may be high on their list. The reality is that the Nicaraguan diet is influenced by Spanish, Creole, and Indigenous cuisine, and although the dishes are simple, they are delicious, and for those wantin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Overlooked Natural Treatments for Prostate Cancer
If you have prostate problems, your options for treatment are pretty limited — at least according to mainstream medicine. The chances are if you have an enlarged prostate, your doctor will give you advice like… “go to the bathroom when you feel the urge”… or “don’t drink a lot at once.” Or they’ll prescribe medication. But these synthetic drugs have a history of nightmarish side effects for someone already dealing with an unpredictable prostate. Many of the drugs you’ll be prescribed also decrease sex drive and in many cases cause impotence.1 And if you have sur...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures carotenoids enlarged prostate Lycopene natural treatment prostate cancer Source Type: news

7 Pantry Essentials Dietitians Always Have On Hand
As a dietitian, I often recommend – and include in my own diet – foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for the buck. These powerhouse picks go above and beyond simply satisfying hunger. They also help prevent diseases, according to research. So, check out seven of the hardest-working foods that nutrition pros like me always have on hand. How many are in your pantry? Canola and Extra-Virgin Olive Oils With recent headlines stating, "Butter Is Back,” you may be confused about what fats are best for your health and whether or not saturated fats like those found in butter, bacon and red me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carotenoid-Rich Diet May Protect Against Advanced Eye DiseaseCarotenoid-Rich Diet May Protect Against Advanced Eye Disease
Dietary components lutein and zeaxanthin reduced the risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration in a large prospective cohort. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 15, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so mu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so muc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements That Save Lives And Bucks
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the high cost of medical care these days. The fact is that as costs continue to skyrocket, more and more Americans are driven into bankruptcy, because they cannot pay their medical bills. Too often, they even lose their homes. You may have even lost a neighbor to this disturbing trend. It may have even happened to you – although, I certainly hope not. That’s one reason I have always dedicated myself to keeping my patients out of hospitals – which often see patients as cash cows, instead of human beings. And a cornerstone of this philosophy has been based...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition supplements vitamins Source Type: news

Two helpings of spinach a day knocks 11 YEARS off your brain age
It is thought that vitamin K, folate or vitamin B9, and the natural colourings lutein and beta-carotene were behind the effects, say researchers from Rusg University, Chicago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The One Food Nutritionists Eat Every Single Day
By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF While registered dietitians certainly recommend balance, variety, and moderation to ensure you get all the necessary nutrients that you need, they have "personal superfoods" that they reach for on a regular basis for both nutrition and convenience purposes. From turmeric smoothies to chocolate and peanut butter combos, dietitians around the country share the foods they eat every single day. Citrus Fruit I eat some form of vitamin C and potassium packed citrus each day because the delightfully refreshing flavors are a great reminder that good nutrition should taste great! It might be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Whole Grains To Try
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Including plenty of whole grains in your diet puts you at lower risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain kinds of cancer. Studies show it also can help trim belly fat and make statin drugs (that lower cholesterol) more effective. Yet, most Americans are lucky if they eat one whole grain serving a day. And that’s too bad. There’s a big wide world of healthy whole grains, each with distinct flavors and health benefits for the fiftysomething years. We’re not talking about oatmeal, popcorn or ever-popular quinoa. Here are six lesser-known whole grains sho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAS 127-40-2 (Lutein) Industry 2019 Forecasts in China & Global...
ReportsnReports.com adds “Global and Chinese Lutein (CAS 127-40-2) Industry, 2009-2019 Market Research Report” report to its research database.(PRWeb July 17, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/lutein-CAS-127-40-2/global-china-market/prweb12025935.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Supplements not associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly
Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in elderly patients with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration. Diet studies have suggested that increased intake of fish, a source of omega (ω)-3 fatty acids, can reduce rates of cardiac death, death from all other causes and heart attack. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

No cardio benefit from omega-3 pills
Rate of CVD and death not cut in elderly taking omega-3, lutein or zeaxanthinRelated items from OnMedicaBenefits of switching dietary fatsHeart risks higher at low vitamin D levelsDon’t bother eating oily fish to ward off secondary heart attacksAntioxidants linked to lower heart risksFish oil capsules don’t cut PND (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eggs, tomatoes and fish: Eat to beat age-related macular degeneration
EATING the right fruit and vegetables, rich in eye-friendly lutein, could help protect peepers and preserve sight (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Foods Contain Carotene?
Discussion Carotenemia is a common problem in infants as carotene containing foods are often the first solid foods for infants. This is a benign problem and families can be reassured. It resolves in weeks to months depending on the diet. Carotenes are not synthesized by humans and are obtained through the diet. Carotenes are ingested as amorphous solids and crystals and breakdown of cellular membranes increases the bioavailability of the carotenes. Breakdown of the walls is often mechanical (e.g. grinding up of the food), but absorption is also affected through pancreatic lipases, thyroid hormone, bile acids, dietary fiber...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 27, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Carrots and lettuce linked to better sperm quality
Conclusion This study shows an association between higher dietary consumption of food that contains more carotenoids and slightly better sperm motility and greater number of sperm with normal shape. However, these associations were small. For example, the World Health Organization defines sperm samples as adequate if the average number of sperm with a normal shape is 4% or more. In this group of young men, the average was 9% (5–12%), and was only 1.7% higher in men eating more food containing lycopene. There are other important limitations, including the following. As all assessments of dietary intake were self-re...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: How to keep your eyes healthy
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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy eating can protect eyesight
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see, reports the August 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in food play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye, while macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. "While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help," says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmolo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Tips for Buying Natural Dietary Supplements
(HealthCastle.com) Many of us are supplement users. And by dietary supplements, I'm not only referring to multivitamins. Supplements include not only vitamins and mineral supplements like Vitamin B complex and calcium pills, but also herbal and other supplements like glucosamine sulfate and lutein pills. So, how should you go about choosing the right one? 6 Tips for Buying Natural Dietary Supplements 1. Talk to Your Pharmacist read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - July 23, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Skin HealthLutein, Zeaxanthin, and Skin Health
Recent animal studies suggest that lutein and zeaxanthin, two unique carotenoid molecules, may prevent and even combat UV-induced skin damage. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news