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  1. New Research on Lutein and Cognitive Aging Shows Definitive Benefits

    New Research on Lutein and Cognitive Aging Shows Definitive Benefits

    Lutein, a carotenoid found in fruits and vegetables, has long been associated with eye health. A new study conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that this nutrient may also help slow cognitive decline. This pigment or carotenoid may play an important role in the development and maintenance of brain function while improving memory and learning. The...
  2. New Link Between Lutein and Inflammation Hints at Heart Health Benefits

    New Link Between Lutein and Inflammation Hints at Heart Health Benefits

    Heart disease is the leading cause of early death; it is estimated that over 17 million people die from heart disease every year. The rates of heart disease are on the rise; experts believe that by 2030, over 23 million people will die of heart disease yearly. One of the most common forms of heart disease is known as coronary...
  3. Research on Vitamins and Sleep Links Vitamins A, B12 and D to Healthy Circadian Rhythm

    Research on Vitamins and Sleep Links Vitamins A, B12 and D to Healthy Circadian Rhythm

    Disordered sleep is a common and growing public health problem affecting 50-70 million people in the United States. While part of this is due to the business of modern life, there also appear to be other factors at play. At the same time, many Americans suffer from vitamin deficiencies due to poor diet and depleted food. Could these two issues be related...
  4. Ingredients for Healthy Vision Help You See Clearly into the Golden Years

    Ingredients for Healthy Vision Help You See Clearly into the Golden Years

    Most people view changes in vision as inevitable parts of aging. However, there are natural ingredients for healthy vision that may be able to protect against, slow or even reverse certain age-related vision problems. We depend on our vision for a variety of tasks and may even take it for granted. From driving to shopping to enjoying artwork, our eyes...
  5. Exposure to Blue Light Could Be Damaging Your Vision

    Exposure to Blue Light Could Be Damaging Your Vision

    Do you spend a lot of time under artificial lights or even just staring at screens? It could be taking a toll on your eye health and vision. New studies have found a link between exposure to blue light and eye damage. Artificial light is ubiquitous in the modern world. Not only do light bulbs and other artificial lighting sources...
  6. Plant Compound Lutein Linked to Cognitive Health and Intelligence

    Plant Compound Lutein Linked to Cognitive Health and Intelligence

    New studies linking lutein and brain health suggest that getting enough of certain plant compounds like lutein is essential to intelligence and cognitive function. Modern research is beginning to shed light on the importance of getting good nutrition as a means of staying healthy and preventing disease. Medications and surgeries are certainly important treatments, but many people would prefer to...
  7. Benefits of Astaxanthin: The Carotenoid With Powerful Protective Properties

    Benefits of Astaxanthin: The Carotenoid With Powerful Protective Properties

    Aging affects all of us eventually, both inside and out. Our skin begins to sag and fine lines appear; our arteries and joints degenerate in ways that affect mobility and disease risk. Eyesight begins to decline along with memory and cognitive function. What if there were a natural way to help protect against some of these deleterious effects of time...
  8. Are Prenatal Vitamins a Pregnancy Necessity?

    Are Prenatal Vitamins a Pregnancy Necessity?

    It's a long-held belief that all expecting mothers should take a prenatal vitamin formula to reduce the risk of birth defects, nutrient deficiencies and other health problems. However, there are always skeptics who chime in as to why supplementing with extra nutrients may not actually be necessary while pregnant. If you're on the fence, here is some of the latest...
  9. Vitamin C Found to Significantly Cut Cataract Risk

    Vitamin C Found to Significantly Cut Cataract Risk

    When most people think of a vitamin that contributes to eye health, they think of vitamin A. However, new research reveals that vitamin C may be just as important. Scientists studying the link between vitamin C and cataracts recently discovered that getting enough of this essential nutrient may be just as important in preventing age-related eye degeneration as genetics and...

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