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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...

2008-10-22 12:00:35

Following a critical review, an expert panel has self-affirmed Kemin's FloraGLO(R) Crystalline Lutein as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for new applications and higher inclusion levels. This self-affirmation significantly expands the levels of use and food applications from those that were the subject of an earlier GRAS notification made by Kemin to the Food and Drug Administration without Agency objection. For food and beverage manufacturers, this news means more options for delivering...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

August, normally a popular month to take time off from work, is suddenly seeing less and less vacationers. If you combine the pressure to be available at work 24/7 with the fact that technology is rapidly invading our both personal and work lives, and compound that with sky-high gasoline prices, it is no wonder that Americans are taking less and less time off to recreate! The fact is, 35 percent of the adult workforce are not taking their allotted amount of vacation! And, at an average of...

2006-06-23 16:40:10

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating plenty of leafy greens, broccoli and Brussels sprouts may help ward off the blood cancer non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, research findings suggest. In a study of more than 800 U.S. adults with and without non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), researchers found that those who ate the most vegetables had a 42 percent lower risk of the cancer than those with the lowest intakes. In particular, leafy greens like spinach and kale, and cruciferous...