11 April 2011

Macular Degeneration Prevention and Lutein Research

High concentrations of this antioxidant is in the macular pigment. The macular pigment is known to provide protection against macular degeneration and cataract. There are several studies showing the relationship of this pigment to the development or progression of macular degeneration.There is currently a study at University Bordeaux in France hospital, seeking to prevent age-related macular degeneration in those high-risk family history. Here are the details on this macular degeneration in the Research.Lutein of lutein Influence on the Macula of the children of Adult Patients with AMD (LIMPIA), this study examines how the density of the changes in pigment macular after 6 months of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin in those at high risk of developing age-related macular degeneration)(AMD).There are two arms to the study. A group will receive 2 capsules of Nutrof Total 2 times daily for 6 months. The other group will receive 2 capsules of Placebo Nutrof 2 times daily for 6 months.Those who are eligible to participate in the study are: men or women aged 40 to 70 oldHas a father or a mother with a history of wet AMDVisual acuity of 20-25 or according to the description of the study on the clinicaltrials.gov website better: "A first step towards the demonstration of a preventive effect of pigment macular for AMD is in the evaluation of the effect of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin on plasma and retinal levels."Here is the list of ingredients of Nutrof Total according to the Nutrof Web site: Tagetes Erecta extract 65 mg: mg of lutein zeaxanthin Vinifera 5 mg 2mgVitis, containing 10Extrait: 280 Mg of resveratrol 0 fatty acid 25mgEssential EPAX containing fish oil: DHA (Omega 3) 50%.Vitamin C 60 mgVitamine E 10 Mg zinc mg10.Copper 500ugSélénium 25ugGlutathion 1mgThe organization is unable to manufacture the lutein. Thus, a person should eat foods rich in lutein or take supplements. It has been shown in several studies that the levels of these two carotenoids may be increased in the oeilQuand a supplement or eating foods rich in lutein but declining blood levels as soon as the supplement is not be taken.If you have a parent or a brother with degenerative macular, as my husband, you are a higher risk of developing for AMD. To know what those things you can do to help prevent macular degeneration and reduce your risk to go to: