Lutein could reduce risk of eye disease says University

Lutein could reduce risk of eye disease says University

Yet more science is stacking up to support the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin for protection against age-related macular degeneration.

Boosted intake of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin may cut your risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by 65 per cent, reports a new study from the University of Sydney and the University of Newcastle.

The research also noted the protective effects of zinc-rich foods, which they linked with a 44 per cent reduction in any type of AMD, and a 46 per cent reduction in early onset AMD.

Almost 2500 participants were examined for the study, published in the journal Ophthalmology.

As the article states: “In this population-based cohort study, the authors found that higher dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin may confer protection against long-term incident neovascular AMD or indistinct soft or reticular drusen and that zinc intake from diet and supplements combined may protect against early or any AMD. A high intake of vegetables also was protective for any AMD.”

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