Lutein and Brain Function

@inproceedings{Erdman2015LuteinAB,
  title={Lutein and Brain Function},
  author={John W. Erdman and Joshua Wyatt Smith and Matthew J. Kuchan and Emily S Mohn and Elizabeth J Johnson and Stanislav S Rubakhin and Lin Wang and Jonathan V. Sweedler and Martha Neuringer},
  booktitle={Foods},
  year={2015}
}
Lutein is one of the most prevalent carotenoids in nature and in the human diet. Together with zeaxanthin, it is highly concentrated as macular pigment in the foveal retina of primates, attenuating blue light exposure, providing protection from photo-oxidation and enhancing visual performance. Recently, interest in lutein has expanded beyond the retina to its possible contributions to brain development and function. Only primates accumulate lutein within the brain, but little is known about its… CONTINUE READING

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