The Potential Role of Dietary Xanthophylls in Cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

@article{Moeller2000ThePR,
  title={The Potential Role of Dietary Xanthophylls in Cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration},
  author={S. Moeller and P. Jacques and J. Blumberg},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={19},
  pages={522S - 527S}
}
  • S. Moeller, P. Jacques, J. Blumberg
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of the American College of Nutrition
  • The carotenoid xanthophylls, lutein and zeaxanthin, accumulate in the eye lens and macular region of the retina. Lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations in the macula are greater than those found in plasma and other tissues. A relationship between macular pigment optical density, a marker of lutein and zeaxanthin concentration in the macula, and lens optical density, an antecedent of cataractous changes, has been suggested. The xanthophylls may act to protect the eye from ultraviolet phototoxicity… CONTINUE READING
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