Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Category : Epidemiology, CLINICAL EVIDENCE | Author : experts
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Lutein and zeaxanthine, carotenoids that form macular pigment and well known for their benefit on eyes seems to be also beneficial for brain.

This is what is shown by this review based on epidemiological data and a 4-mo, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial in older women that involved lutein supplementation (12 mg/d), alone or in combination with DHA (800 mg/d). Memory scores and rate of learning improved significantly in the combined-treatment group, who also showed a trend toward more efficient learning.

Find more information in Nutraveris on line.

Reference: Johnson EJ. A possible role for lutein and zeaxanthin in cognitive function in the elderly. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Oct 10.

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