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Nutrient combo prevents vision loss

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Free radical or oxidative damage is strongly linked to aged-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Canada. Therefore, researchers believe that antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, bilberry, lutein and selenium may play a key role in prevention and treatment. Another potent antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), was the subject of two [...]

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 [...]

Vision Aid: Fatty acid shown to help eye disease

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A healthy fat found in fish oil (docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA), may slow the rate of vision loss in people with an eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a group of diseases that affect the retina, leading to night blindness, tunnel vision, and possible total blindness. DHA is necessary for proper vision [...]

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 [...]

Help for Glaucoma: Ginkgo extract found helpful in study

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Ginkgo biloba extract can partially restore visual field losses in people with normal tension glaucoma, according to a new study. In glaucoma, deterioration of the optic nerve results in a diminished field of vision that can eventually lead to blindness. High pressure inside of the eye, which prevents normal function of the optic nerve, is [...]

Carrots good – vitamins better!

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Study finds antioxidant vitamins prevent age-related vision problems: Antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E may protect the eyes against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, according to a new special health report from Harvard Medical School. There's some truth to the belief that "eating carrots is good for the eyes," the Harvard publication said, but noted [...]

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 [...]