• Treatment: For Failing Eyes, a Dose of Green

    By John O’Neill, THE NEW YORK TIMES

    Supplements containing lutein, a pigment found in dark green vegetables, improved the vision of men with age-related macular degeneration, a study has found. Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in developed countries. Low levels of lutein consumption had previously been shown to be associated with higher risks for developing the disorder.

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  • Plant Pigment May Reverse Vision Loss

    By Thomas H. Maugh II, LOS ANGELES TIMES

    Lutein, a yellow pigment found in dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and collard greens, can reverse some of the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of visual disability in the United States, according to a new study.

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