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Researchers from Harvard, Columbia University and other colleges worldwide reported that retinal levels of zeaxanthin may influence the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Led by C. Kathleen Dorey, Ph.D., researchers tested their hypothesis that retinal zeaxanthin prevented light-induced photoreceptor cell death by absorbing blue light. Results from the study appeared in the November 2002 issue of Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science (43, 11:3538-49, 2002).

(Source: Natural Products Industry Insider, 12/16/02)

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