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18-year study links 'Western' diet to vision loss

By Danielle Masterson

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1.8 million people aged 40 and above are living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the United States. The CDC also said AMD is the leading cause of permanent impairment of reading or...

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...

DHA, EPA, and dietary fish may reduce the risk of AMD and related vision loss.

Omega-3 may reduce risk of AMD vision loss

Omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) may significantly reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new research.

The science of eye health ingredients

Special edition: Eye health

The science of eye health ingredients

By Stephen Daniells

In the second part of our special series on eye health, NutraIngredients takes a closer look at the science behind lutein, omega-3 and the other ingredients eyeing a place on the podium for eye health.

Omega-3 may prevent age-related sight loss

Omega-3 may prevent age-related sight loss

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing age-related blindness by 30 per cent, says a new study from the US National Eye Institute.

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