Key Carotenoids: What Makes Lutein and Zeaxanthin So Important for Eye Health?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers:

In today's featured video from iHealthTube.com, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson discusses the basics of lutein and zeaxanthin and why both are important for eye health. She also talks about what carotenoids do and why those two are unique.

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I invite you to watch the video below and share your reaction in the comments section below this post. As always, I wish you the very best of health.

Lee Swanson

 

 

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About Dr. Elizabeth Johnson

Ms. Elizabeth Johnson is a research scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston, MA.  She is also an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

Elizabeth's research interests are in the area of nutrition and eye disease prevention, with a specific focus on carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids and age-related macular degeneration. Elizabeth has been involved in numerous clinical and epidemiologic studies and has collaborations with academia, industry and government agencies. Elizabeth is a member of the International Carotenoid Society, Macular and Nutrition Group and American Society for Nutritional Sciences.

 

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