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lutein

 [loo´te-in]
1. a lipochrome from the corpus luteum, fat cells, and egg yolk.
2. any lipochrome.

lu·te·in

(lū'tē-in),
1. The yellow pigment in the corpus luteum, in the yolk of eggs, or any lipochrome.
2. Synonym(s): xanthophyll
3. The dried powdered corpora lutea of the hog, formerly used as a progesterone source.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow]

lutein

/lu·te·in/ (-in)
1. a lipochrome from the corpus luteum, fat cells, and egg yolk.
2. any lipochrome.

lutein

(lo͞o′tē-ĭn, -tēn′)
n.
1. A yellow-orange xanthophyll carotenoid, C40H56O2, that occurs naturally in green plants and in the fat of plant-eating animals, egg yolk, the corpus luteum, and the retina, and that may help to prevent macular degeneration.
2. A dried preparation of corpus luteum.

lutein

[lo̅o̅′tē·in]
Etymology: L, luteus, yellow
a yellow-red crystalline carotenoid pigment found in plants with carotenes and chlorophylls.

lutein

A carotenoid that is abundant in broccoli, greens (collard, turnip), leafy greens (spinach, kale), eggs and animal fat. It is an antioxidant is linked to a decreased risk of lung cancer.

lu·te·in

(lū'tē-in)
1. The yellow pigment in the corpus luteum, the yolk of eggs, or any lipochrome.
2. Synonym(s): xanthophyll.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow]

lutein (lōōˑ·tēn),

n a carotenoid pigment with antioxidant properties that may be useful in preventing cataracts, macular degeneration, and atherosclerosis; no known precautions.

lu·te·in

(lū'tē-in)
Yellow pigment in corpus luteum, in egg yolk, or any lipochrome.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow]

lutein

1. a lipochrome from the corpus luteum, fat cells, and egg yolk.
2. any lipochrome.
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The results of this study demonstrated significant improvement in these aspects of visual performance and add to the growing body of evidence to support the role of lutein and zeaxanthin in helping to achieve optimal visual performance and comfort.
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Research has shown that supplementation with lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin boosts the immune system in ways that help it identify and destroy cancerous cells in their earliest stages.
There is already evidence that lutein affects some human brain functions, but this is first study to examine the chemical's links with exercise.
Enriched with pharmaceutical-grade Norwegian fish oil, Visionace Plus with Omega 3 from Vitabiotics contains 8mg of lutein to help maintain macular health.
Lutein and zeaxanthin, at 10 mg and 2 mg, respectively, are being evaluated along with omega-3 fatty acids by the National Institutes of Health in a major new study of macular degeneration and cataract formation.
However, of all of these carotenoids, only zeaxanthin and lutein are found in the human retina.