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larry2Kemin, producers of floraglo lutein produce a monthly review of literature related to nutritional supplementation. It would take hours to search for this material much less read it. I asked permission of Kemin to publish this on and they agreed. Their website is above.

There is no financial support of by Kemin but they must be recognized for their significant effort and contribution to the educational effort. There is no apparent bias in these reviews and they cover a number of issues.

Allow me to express gratitude for the selfless efforts of the people at Kemin to help doctors help patients. This will be updated regularly in the section on articles and will be indexed. Previous updates will also be added as time permits. The initial review is March 2013 and we will work to provide future and past reviews.


Literature Review - June 2014

Lutein is a carotenoid that varies in breast milk depending on maternal intake. Data are lacking with regard to the effect of dietary lutein supplementation on breast milk lutein concentration during lactation and subsequent plasma lutein concentration in breast-fed infants. This study was conducted to determine the impact of lutein supplementation in the breast milk and plasma of lactating women and in the plasma of breast-fed infants 2-3 mo postpartum.

Literature Review - Feb 2014

Macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are thought to be associated; however, the details are not yet clearly understood. This study aimed at investigating how retinal anatomical structures relate with the spatial MPOD distribution in single eyes. Study setting and methods: In a subgroup of the third follow-up examination of the Münster Aging and Retina Study (MARS) cohort (mean age 78.4 years), 124 single eyes of 79 participants were examined. MPOD was assessed using 2-wavelength autofluorescence (AF). Retinal thickness (RT) and fovea pit profile slopes were measured using optical coherence tomography (OCT). 

Literature Review - Oct 2013

Carotenoids are natural pigments attracting attention of physicists, chemists and biologists due to their multiple functions in the nature. While carotenoids have unusually high extinction coefficients, they do not exhibit adequate emission. This fact has resulted in detailed studies of photophysical and photochemical properties of carotenoids and their role as light-harvesting pigments in photosynthesis.