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lu·te·in

 (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.

[Latin lūteum, yellow, egg yolk (from neuter of lūteus, yellow, from lūtum, yellowweed) + -in.]

lutein

(ˈluːtɪɪn)
n
(Botany) a xanthophyll pigment, occurring in plants, that has a light-absorbing function in photosynthesis
[C20: from Latin lūteus yellow + -in]

lu•te•in

(ˈlu ti ɪn)

n.
a carotenoid yellow pigment that is abundant in egg yolk and the corpus luteum, similar to xanthophyll.
[1865–70; < Latin lūte(um) egg yolk (n. use of neuter of lūteus; see luteous) + -in1]
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Noun1.lutein - yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
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lu·te·in

n. luteína, pigmento amarillo que se deriva del cuerpo lúteo, de la yema del huevo y de las células adiposas.
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Adding lutein and zeaxanthin to the cell cultures provided double the protection from UVB damage compared with vitamin E.
Kale and spinach are rich in the three slightly weaker alternatives to EGCG--chlorophyll-a, chlorophyll-b and lutein.
UNITED KINGDOM--A new study published in Experimental Eye Research (July 2004) supports mounting evidence that it may be possible to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by adding extra amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin to the diet.
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But doctors believe a daily supplement of Lutein - an anti-oxidant like Vitamin A which is found in leafy green vegetables - can prevent the condition.
The reissue applications contain claims covering (1) a lutein composition comprising (a) at least about 90% lutein having been extracted and purified from plant extracts which contain 10% or less of non-lutein carotenoids, (b) no traces of toxic chemicals that would render the lutein composition unsuitable for human consumption, and (c) significantly less than about 10% of non-lutein carotenoids obtained by purification of said plant extracts as well as (2) a method for providing such lutein compositions to humans
18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on studies lutein, saffron, resveratrol and antioxidant vitamins are known to help maintain eye health, especially in those affected by age-related eye conditions.
A study sponsored by DSM and Kemin demonstrated how FloraGLO lutein and OPTISHARP zeaxanthin supplementation could improve the ability to see under glare conditions.
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Carotenoid Consumption Lowe Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer 55% (56) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 46% (13) Invasive Breast 17% (57) Cancer Lung Cancer 17% (16) Estrogen 13% (58) Receptor-Negative (Treament-Resistant) Breast Cancer) People with the highest intake of the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin are protected against developing many different kinds of cancers.
We are looking at the combination of lutein and milk to see if it can help people who want to exercise regularly to both increase and maintain their physical activity levels," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted associate professor Jon Buckley, the centre's director, as saying.