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Lutein supplement
Feb 12, 2012
A new study finds that lutein supplementation increases MPOD, and a correlation was found between the change in MPOD and the change in VA and MDLT such that patients who show a pronounced increase in MPOD also benefit in terms of visual function. Genetic and environmental risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been...

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Eggs
Feb 11, 2012
The findings of a meta-analysis indicate that dietary lutein and zeaxanthin is not significantly associated with a reduced risk of early AMD, whereas an increase in the intake of these carotenoids may be protective against late AMD. Dietary antioxidants, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin, are hypothesized to have the capacity to modulate...

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Eggs
Jan 22, 2011
Macular pigment is the collective name for three carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, which are found at higher concentrations in the retina than anywhere else in the body, and to the exclusion of all other carotenoids. They are only accessible to the body by dietary intake of foodstuffs or supplements containing them, with high...

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Fruits such as mangos are rich in lutein
Oct 24, 2010
Low macular pigment optical density (MPOD) may be a risk factor for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), according to a new study. Macular pigment is composed of three carotenoids (i.e., lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin). Lutein and zeaxanthin can be obtained only from food, and meso-zeaxanthin is synthesized mainly from...

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Macular drusen
Jul 19, 2010
Commercially available devices for measuring macular pigment are not precise enough to detect the increase in pigment that normally occurs following lutein supplementation, according to a new study. Twenty-four studies have investigated the repeatability of macular pigment optical density (MPOD) measurements using heterochromatic flicker...

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