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Luke oliver


11/30/2012

Can lutein help cataracts?

I know that lutein is important to keep eye health. But Can lutein prevent cataracts?
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  • Zachary garcia

    11/30/2012

    Well, yes, you are right. Lutein is very good for eyes, for it can help eye floaters and many other diseases. Also, it can do a good job to the cataract. As we know that cataracts are among the most common causes of visual impairment in the elderly. They are caused by progressive degeneration of the proteins that make up the lens of the eye, which eventually results in clouding of the lens. So by supplementing with lutein, it will improve visual function in cataract sufferers and may slow the progression of the cataracts. Besides, Lutein is a pigment that you can find in many foods. So just keep the enough intake of lutein.
  • steven

    12/07/2012

    Yes, the lutein is very important to keep the eye health in our body. It can prevent the cataractes to some degree. Lutein is with corn flavin coexisted. It is the main constitute part in the fruits, vegetables, flowers and other plants. It is included in the chloroplasts of leaves. It will absorb the light energy and transfer to chlorophyll a. It plays a protective role for the human eye macula area. It has the role of protecting the vision. As the antioxidant and light protection, the lutein can promote retinal cells to violet regeneration. It can prevent severe myopia and retinal detachment. In addition, it can also improve eyesight and protect the vision. It will also prevent macular degeneration and retinal pigment degeneration. What's more, it can alleviate visual fatigue symptoms, like fuzzy eyes, dry eyes, expansion sore eyes, photophobia and so on. In a word, the lutein is such an important thing for the eyes which will prevent you from the cataracts.
  • Shureluck

    12/10/2012

    Yes, lutein intake can lower the risk of developing cataract. Lutein concentrates in the macula, a small area of the retina responsible for central vision, to keep the eye safe from oxidative stress and the high energy photons of blue light. In daily life, as long as you consume more than 2.4 mg of lutein from foods and supplements, the incidence of nuclear lens opacities can be reduced. Therefore, in your diets, you should take more foods rich in lutein, such as carrots, corn, kale, spinach, collard, Swiss chard, mustard greens, red peppers, parsley, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes and red, blue and purple fruits.
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