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Xanthophyll Carotenoids in Retinal Function and Health: A Research Update

Xanthophyll Carotenoids in Retinal Function and Health: A Research Update

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A growing body of research informs ophthalmology’s comprehension of the importance of xanthophyll carotenoids (XCs) in retinal health and function. The AREDS2 clinical trial provided strong evidence that a nutritional supplement containing the XCs lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce the risk of progression from intermediate to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
 
Read about new evidence and ideas about which retinal cells contain carotenoids and their proposed role in soft drusen formation enable a new way to think about the AREDS2 supplement and will aid in the discovery of better ways to exploit pathways of nutritional biochemistry for improved disease control and prevention.