Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Infographic: Dietary supplements for smart prevention

Infographic: Dietary supplements for smart prevention

Dietary supplement regimens may save hundreds of millions of dollars – and in some cases billions – of healthcare savings by reducing the number of disease-associated medical events, says a new report, but what do those numbers look like?

Vitamin D shows eye health benefits: Study

Vitamin D shows eye health benefits: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Dietary supplements of vitamin D3 may boost visual function in lab mice, suggests a new study from the UK with potential implications for the eye health market.

Zeaxanthin may match lutein for MPOD boost: RCT

Zeaxanthin may match lutein for MPOD boost: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements of zeaxanthin may increase the macula pigment optical density (MPOD) as much as lutein, and boost the functioning of cones in retina, says a new study.

Meta-analysis supports lutein’s eye health benefits

Meta-analysis supports lutein’s eye health benefits

By Stephen Daniells

High dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds with a long history of eye health benefits, may reduce the risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but they show little effect in the early stages of the disease, claims a new...

Gene studies may lead to new approaches in the study of macular xanthophylls and their metabolites in humans.

Macular xanthophylls and their effects on vision and cognition

By Rachel Leah Blumenthal in Boston

Recent lutein and zeaxanthin research provides more evidence for the macular pigments’ roles in healthy vision and cognition, according to speakers at New Developments in Carotenoids Research, an international conference held at The Jean Mayer USDA Human...

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