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Eat your greens for vision protection

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 compared the effects of these antioxidants to vitamin E and found that lutein [...]

Lutein shines in aging vision trials

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 improve symptoms of both ARMD and cataracts. Researchers at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical [...]

An Eye for Antioxidants: Leafy greens supply vision-protecting nutrients

By | June 22nd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A new study from Ohio State University provides the first laboratory evidence that certain antioxidants found in dark leafy green vegetables can indeed help prevent cataracts. Results from experiments on human lens cells showed that lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants found in plants such as kale, spinach and collard greens, helped to protect the cells from [...]

Safeguard against vision loss with lutein

By | June 4th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 Medicine found that patients with AMD had significant benefits from supplementing with 4 mg [...]

Look out for your eyes: lutein

By | May 29th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 or supplements that supply adequate antioxidants and the [...]

Lutein: For eyes only?

By | May 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 multiple benefits. Lutein (“LOO-teen”) is a member of the carotenoid family that [...]

Peak Vision: Top picks for eye health

By | May 19th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 degeneration, a breakdown of tissue in the retina, is the [...]