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December 30, 2013
Dietary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Yellow plant pigments such as lutein and zeaxanthin build up in the back of our eyes to protect our retinas against age-related macular degeneration. Levels of these eyesight–saving nutrients in...
December 27, 2013
Greens vs. Glaucoma
Kale and collard greens contain vision-protecting plant nutrients such as zeaxanthin that may significantly lower the risk of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.
June 24, 2013
Mediating Radiation Exposure From Airline Travel
Based on studies of atomic bomb survivors, Chernobyl victims, and airline pilots exposed to more cosmic rays at high altitudes, fruits and vegetables may decrease radiation-induced chromosome damage.
May 18, 2012
Prevent Glaucoma and See 27 Miles Farther
The risk of glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, appears to be dramatically reduced by kale or collard greens consumption, thanks to the phytonutrient pigments lutein and zeaxanthin.
September 2, 2011
Egg Industry Blind Spot
To help deflect criticism from the cholesterol content of their product, the egg industry touts the benefits of two phytonutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin, that have indeed been shown to be...
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