Latest Zeaxanthin Stories

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...

2005-08-17 01:50:00

NEW YORK -- Drinking a glass of orange juice a day may help stave off arthritis, new research suggests. Certain carotenoids, compounds commonly found in some fruits and vegetables, appear to be responsible. The findings from previous studies have suggested that dietary carotenoids, the chemicals responsible for the orange and yellow coloring of fruits and vegetables, can reduce inflammation through antioxidant effects. Dr. Alan J. Silman, from The University of Manchester in the UK, and...

2004-12-04 11:41:37

Vegetables may help prevent cataracts, researchers say HealthDayNews -- Eating plenty of leafy dark green vegetables may help you see your way to preventing cataracts. An Ohio State University study offers the first laboratory evidence that two antioxidants -- lutein and zeaxanthin -- in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and collard greens can help prevent cataracts. Previous research had suggested these two antioxidants benefit the eyes. In this new study, researchers found...

2004-12-01 09:00:08

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A scientific review article published in today's Journal of the American College of Nutrition supplement reports that leucine, an essential amino acid found in high quality protein like eggs, potentially provides a weight loss advantage during dieting by helping to reduce loss of lean tissue, promote loss of body fat, and stabilize blood glucose levels. In another paper published in the JACN supplement, research shows that two antioxidants, lutein and...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.