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The Centre for Vision Research at the University of Sydney, Australia, studied the dietary and supplement intakes of antioxidants and the long-term risk of incident age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Over 10 years, 2454 participants were examined and reexamined. Those participants that had higher amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin intake had a reduced risk of incident neovascular AMD and those with above median intake had a reduced risk of soft or reticular drusen. The study concluded that the higher dietary lutein and zeaxanthin intake reduced the risk of long-term incident AMD. It also confirmed finding protective influences from zinc and beta-carotene to help lower the risk of AMD, as did the 10 year study by the US National Institute of Health’s Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).*

Lutein and zeaxanthin is available in a number of Viteyes products. Visit viteyes.com for more information.

Lutein and zeaxanthin is available in a number of Viteyes products as well as a special lutein and zeaxanthin supplement, Viteyes® Essentials. Visit viteyes.com for more information.

* J.S.L. Tan, J.J. Wang, V. Flood, E. Rochtchina, W. Smith, P. Mitchell. “Dietary Antioxidants and the Long-term Incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Blue Mountains Eye Study.” Ophthalmology (Elsevier). February 2008, Volume 115, Issue 2, Pages 334-341.

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