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BLOG: New study shows carb intake matters more than saturated fat

December 10, 2014

I just reviewed a study that looked at saturated fat intake and levels in the blood. Results? Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood. 

However, increasing carbohydrates in the diet during the study promoted a steady increase of a fatty acid linked to an elevated risk for diabetes and heart disease. This finding, once again challenges the common notion that saturated fat is bad and shows that dietary saturated fat doesn't correlate with disease.

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Carotenoid supplementation crucial in AMD

November 17, 2014
David W. Nelson, OD, MBA, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting that he prescribes supplements with lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin for age-related macular…
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Mesozeaxanthin beneficial in eyes with, without AMD

November 15, 2014
Lloyd Snider, OD, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting said that mesozeaxanthin improves ocular performance, vision, pigmentation and blue light filtering.

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Mesozeaxanthin beneficial in eyes with, without AMD

November 15, 2014
Lloyd Snider, OD, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting said that mesozeaxanthin improves ocular performance…
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BLOG: New study shows carb intake matters more than saturated fat

December 10, 2014
I just reviewed a study that looked at saturated fat intake and levels in the blood. Results? Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the…
nelson AAO th Meeting News CoverageVideo

Carotenoid supplementation crucial in AMD

November 17, 2014
David W. Nelson, OD, MBA, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting that he prescribes supplements with lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin for…
snider AAO th Meeting News CoverageVideo

Mesozeaxanthin beneficial in eyes with, without AMD

November 15, 2014
Lloyd Snider, OD, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting said that mesozeaxanthin improves ocular performance, vision, pigmentation and blue…

See what PCON bloggers are saying this week

November 7, 2014
All five Primary Care Optometry News bloggers posted new entries within the past week. Topics cover age-related macular degeneration, health care…

Pre-AMD: Duty to warn?

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Study: Lutein supplementation did not increase MPOD in CSC patients

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Lutein supplementation helped to maintain levels of macular pigment optical density in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy, according to a…
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Better diet quality benefits vision, study finds

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Adherence to dietary guidelines was associated with a lowered long-term risk of visual impairments in a study recently published in…

Study shows nutrition improves sports performance

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Lutein, zeaxanthin improves reaction time

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Researchers have found that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin improved visual processing speed and visual motor behavior.To assess the…

PCON adds 2 new blogs to Healio

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In the past week, Primary Care Optometry News has welcomed two new bloggers to Healio: Gary L. Morgan, OD, and Agustin L. Gonzalez…
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