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are vitamins containing lutein any good?

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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Lutein: See information on macular degeneration and lutein - http://www.Areds2.Org/ lutein is synthesized only by plants and like other xanthophylls is found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and yellow carrots. Lutein was found to be concentrated in the macula, a small area of the retina responsible for central vision and helps keep the eyes safe from oxidative stress.
Answered on Mar 6, 2018
Dr. Abdul Khan
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Lutein: Yes. A number of studies have found that lutein and zeaxanthin either help prevent age-related macular degeneration or may slow progression of the disease.
Answered on Jan 16, 2016
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