Lutein and Zeaxanthin Useful for Treating Macular Degeneration and Cataracts

October 1, 2010

Ophthalmic Research recently published an overview of the current literature on the role of antioxidants and micronutrients in the prevention and treatment of ocular diseases.  It concludes that antioxidants like beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin seem to be useful for treatment of macular degeneration and cataracts, but that vitamins such as A, C and E and the mineral zinc may only be useful for patients at high-risk for age-related macular degeneration.

The full abstract can be found here.

Risa Schulman, PhD
Expert, Healthy Food and Dietary Supplement Science and Marketing




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