Preconference/Satellite

Lutein Across the Lifespan: Evolution from Aging Eye Health to Childhood Cognitive Performance

6/9/2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 304

Sponsored By: Egg Nutrition Center, Hass Avocado Board

The scientific understanding of lutein has evolved over time. Originally understood to preferentially accumulate in the macula of the eye, the majority of research characterized the effects of lutein on eye health. More recently, insights to the bioavailability and bioaccumulation of lutein has lead researchers to consider a role for lutein in brain development and cognitive performance. This program will review the latest science on lutein's effects in the aging eye and the developing brain. Emerging data will be presented demonstrating how lutein's role in the body extends beyond protection of the eye and may impact various cognitive outcomes in youth.

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Nikki A. Ford, PhD

Director of Nutrition
Hass Avocado Board
mission viejo, California

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Tia Rains, PhD

Executive Director
Egg Nutrition Center
Park Ridge, Illinois

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Jim Stringham, PhD

Duke University

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