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2009-11-04 14:34:10

Research points to pumped up lutein levels in broccoli Carotenoids"”fat-soluble plant compounds found in some vegetables"”are essential to the human diet and reportedly offer important health benefits to consumers. Plant carotenoids are the most important source of vitamin A in the human diet; the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, found in corn and leafy greens vegetable such as kale, broccoli, and spinach, are widely considered to be valuable antioxidants capable of protecting...

2009-10-08 07:09:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Orlando, FL USA) announced today that it has initiated a broad out licensing effort for University of Illinois patent (US 5,527,533 and its foreign equivalents) for the use of the astaxanthin in eye healthcare dietary supplement applications. FutureBiotics (NY, USA), Swanson Health Products (ND, USA) and Life Extension Vitamins (AZ, USA) have each acquired licenses for the use of the Valensa astaxanthin patent. The patent covers...

2009-08-17 17:29:58

A U.S. dietitian says only one American in 10 is meeting guidelines for the vital nutrient choline. Elizabeth Ward, a registered dietitian and author of the book, Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy, suggests eating a balanced diet rich in foods that contain choline -- such as eggs, lean beef, salmon, cauliflower, milk and peanut butter. Most people don't know how important choline is for their bodies, or how easy it is to get the choline you...

2009-08-12 07:45:00

Research published online in the journal Epidemiology found that higher levels of total blood choline are associated with a 2.5-fold reduction in risk for neural tube birth defects (NTDs).(1) NTDs are birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, and the two most common NTDs are spina bifida and anencephaly. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 3,000 pregnancies in the U.S. are affected by NTDs each year.(2,3) This study adds to the growing body of evidence...

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2009-07-08 12:30:00

Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryScientists are reporting for the first time that the use of weed killers in farmers' fields boosts the nutritional value of an important food a crop. Application of two common herbicides to several varieties of sweet corn significantly increased the amount of key nutrients termed carotenoids in the corn kernels, according to a study scheduled for publication in the July 22 issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly...

2009-06-29 09:43:00

TORRANCE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies have determined certain nutrients have positive effects on eye health. The research focus is on Vitamins C and E, found in high levels in the eye lens; lutein and zeaxanthin, which are concentrated in the retina; and beta-carotene (which converts to Vitamin A), another strong antioxidant. Major studies, like the Blue Mountains Eye Study and the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, have shown positive results in preventing eye problems. The Blue...

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2009-06-19 09:22:53

Queen's University Belfast academics have helped develop an antioxidant supplement which may slow down sight loss in elderly people. The supplement may help those affected by the leading cause of blindness in the Western World, a five-year research program has found. Professor Usha Chakravarthy, from Queen's Centre of Vision and Vascular Science (CVVS), co-ordinated the study, which looked at nutritional supplements for patients with early age-related macular (AMD) degeneration and found they...

2009-03-09 03:30:00

LONDON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising numbers of baby boomers with eye-ailments and soaring medical costs are causing European consumers to demand innovative diet supplements to protect their eyes and curb any potential eye care-related expenses. The ability of supplements to alleviate blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma has opened up lucrative growth avenues in the market. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from...

2009-02-26 10:11:00

Millions of Americans Can Protect Against Eye Diseases by Eating Healthier ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of March's Save Your Vision Month, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds Americans that caring for eyes includes paying attention to nutrition. Approximately 43 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts, the two leading causes of vision loss and blindness. Based on research from multiple studies, there is a strong...

2008-12-17 16:07:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeScience Labs announces the availability of its advanced ocular nutrition line for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and dry eye syndrome at CVS Pharmacy stores (www.cvs.com) nationwide. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081217/CLW029-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081217/CLW029-b) This marks the first time EyeScience Macular Health Formula(TM) and EyeScience Dry Eye Formula(TM) are available...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.