Macular Carotenoids Improve Visual Performance and Physical Symptoms in Those with High Screen Exposure

Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. A 6-month supplementation with lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin significantly improved macular pigment optical density, temporal vision as well as sleep quality, contrast sensitivity, disability glare, photo stress recovery, headache frequency, and eye strain and fatigue. (more…)

Tea Catechin and Caffeine can Activate Brown Adipose Tissue and Increase Thermogenic Capacity

Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Drinking a tea catechin and caffeine containing beverage significantly increased energy expenditure by activating brown adipose tissue in participating subjects. As well, longer term daily ingestion of a catechin beverage chronically elevated cold-induced thermogenesis in participating subjects but not in the control group. (more…)

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