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1.Lutein
Lutein, a chemical found in green vegetables, is a member of a family of substances known as /epnat/herb_supp/carotenoids doc 104659 carotenoids . /tnp/pg000311 doc 21547 Beta-carotene is the most famous nutrient in this class. Like beta-carotene, lutein is an /tnp/pg001664 doc 21907 antioxidant that protects our cells against damage caused by dang...
Score: 100%
 
2.Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited eye diseases that can lead to severe visual problems. This disorder is named for the irregular clumps of black pigment that occur in the retina. In most forms of retinitis pigmentosa, cells in the retina called "rods" die. This leads to impaired night vision, as well as a decrease in ability to see ...
Score: 92%
 
3.Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss. It is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina called the macula. The macula is needed to create focused and detailed central vision. Later stages of AMD can make it hard to see fine details. Over time, AMD progresses to legal blindness. The cause of AMD is not cl...
Score: 89%
 
4.Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a common eye disease that affects the edge of the eyelids and the eyelash hair follicles. Symptoms include red and swollen eyelids; crusting of the eyelashes on awakening; redness of the eye; sensitivity to light; excessive tearing; frothy tears; and an itching, burning, or foreign-body sensation in the eye. There are two forms of bl...
Score: 84%
 
5.Functional Foods Index
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Score: 84%
 
6.Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin, a substance in the /epnat/herb_supp/carotenoids 104659 doc carotenoid family, provides the pink color of salmon and many other sea creatures. Like other carotenoids, astaxanthin is a strong /tnp/pg001664 21907 doc antioxidant . It has been advocated for treating or preventing a number of health conditions, but as yet none of these ...
Score: 82%
 
7.Sunburn
We're all familiar with sunburn the short-term skin inflammation caused by overexposure to the sun. Besides the familiar redness, pain, blistering, and flaking, overexposure to sunlight can lead to long-term skin damage, including premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. The chief culprit in sunburn is not the sun's heat but its ultrav...
Score: 82%
 
8.Functional Foods
Increasingly, foods sold in the supermarkets come with health claims on the label. To name just a few, oatmeal and soy are said to help prevent heart disease, milk and calcium-fortified orange juice to fight osteoporosis, and folate-enriched flour to prevent birth defects. These are all functional foods foods marketed as offering specific health ...
Score: 80%
 
9.Uveitis
The term uveitis means "inflammation of the uvea." The uvea is the middle layer of the tissues surrounding the eyeball, stretching from the iris at the front of the eye all the way back to a lining beneath the retina at the back of the eye. The three main types of uveitis are named based on where inflammation occurs: Iritis (or anterior uveitis ...
Score: 80%
 
10.Gamma Oryzanol
Gamma oryzanol is a mixture of substances derived from rice bran oil, including sterols and ferulic acid. It has been approved in Japan for several conditions, including menopausal symptoms, mild anxiety, stomach upset, and high cholesterol. In the US, it is widely used as a sports supplement, as well as for reducing cholesterol. However, there is...
Score: 78%
 

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