lutein

Eat your greens for vision protection

A new study from Ohio State University showed that lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants found in plants such as kale, spinach and collard greens, helped to protect the cells from exposure to ultraviolet light — a leading cause of cataract formation. The researchers...

Lutein shines in aging vision trials

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in aging Western societies. Cataracts occur when protein in the eye lens becomes damaged, clouding vision. Two recent studies indicate that lutein, a type of carotenoid, can actually help...

Help for Cataracts: Lutein supplements prove beneficial yet again

Lutein is a naturally occurring plant pigment found in a number of plant foods, including corn, spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, peas, leeks and collard greens. When we ingest lutein, whether through foods or supplements, it concentrates in a section of the eye called...

Safeguard against vision loss with lutein

Low levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin in the eye increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments found specifically in the macula of the eye. Researchers at the University of Utah School of...

Look out for your eyes: lutein

When was the last time you “looked” at your diet with respect to how it may be helping or hurting your eyes? Most of us don’t think about vision health until it’s too late, and cataracts or age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are already setting in. However, foods...

Lutein: For eyes only?

Over the past few years, studies have suggested that greater consumption of lutein, a “cousin” to beta-carotene that’s found in dark green, leafy vegetables, may protect against a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. Research now suggests that lutein may offer...

Peak Vision: Top picks for eye health

We’d all hope to see the faces of our grandchildren—or even great grandchildren—clearly, and not through a haze of blurred vision. But will we? Cataracts, a “clouding” of the eye lenses, afflict half of all people over 50 and three-quarters of those over 75. Macular...