Lutein and zeaxanthin has again been linked to lowering the risk of neovascular AMD. Researchers studied 4,519 Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) participants between 60 and 80 years of age.  They found that carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, absorb blue light that could damage the macula, by preventing free radicals from damaging eye cells and by strengthening eye cell membranes.* This study, published in Archives of Ophthalmology, concluded  that a higher [...]
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A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition researched the relationship between selenium levels in the blood and muscle strength in older adults.  Participants included 891 men and women, ages 65 and older, from the Invecchiare in Chanti (InCHIANTI) Study in Italy. Results showed the group with the lowest levels of plasma selenium was at a higher risk for poor hip strength.* The lead author, Fulvio Lauretani, [...]
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According to a new study by Vanderbilt University researchers, higher doses of vitamin E may help protect the heart. These researchers believe that previous studies that failed to show this relationship used too low of a dosage of Vitamin E for their study.* Vanderbilt’s recent research, published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, was a two part study. The first study was small, only 8  participants (average age 34) received [...]
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