Fruits and vegetables that are sources for lutein and zeaxanthin: the macular pigment in human eyes.

@article{Sommerburg1998FruitsAV,
  title={Fruits and vegetables that are sources for lutein and zeaxanthin: the macular pigment in human eyes.},
  author={O G Sommerburg and Jan E. E. Keunen and Alan C. Bird and Frederik J. G. M. van Kuijk},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1998},
  volume={82 8},
  pages={
          907-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that eating green leafy vegetables, which are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, may decrease the risk for age related macular degeneration. The goal of this study was to analyse various fruits and vegetables to establish which ones contain lutein and/or zeaxanthin and can serve as possible dietary supplements for these carotenoids. METHODS Homogenates of 33 fruits and vegetables, two fruit juices, and egg yolk were used for extraction of the carotenoids with… CONTINUE READING
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