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How can lutein help protect your eyes?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Lutein has been found to be one of the most beneficial nutrients for maintaining sight and improving the health of your eyes. Some researchers believe lutein prevents oxidative damage to your retina, but we really don't know how it does its good deeds. It's found in corn, spinach, and other leafy green vegetables, and you can also take it in supplement form. I recommend taking 1,000 milligrams twice a day.
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