New Scientific Study on the Visual Performance Benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin to be Presented at 2008 Supply Side West Expo

The detrimental effects of glaring light on visual function, including visual discomfort and greatly reduced contrast, are common problems for millions of consumers.

In October, a major science session will be presented that will show how two innovative eye health ingredients, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, can help reduce the deleterious effects of glare, improve visual performance and help shield against harmful blue light.

On Friday, October 24 at the Supply Side West Expo at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Dr. James M. Stringham will present ”Diet and Vision: Macular Pigment Improves Visual Performance in Glare,” which will highlight the newly discovered visual performance benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

Dr. Stringham will discuss recent scientific studies that show how macular pigment (MP), a diet-derived yellowish pigment found in the central retina and formed by the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, helps to reduce the harmful effects of glaring lights on visual function.

Dr. Stringham will present additional clinical research showing how this improvement in visual performance in glare is commensurate with increases in MP levels. He will also reveal how an increase in MP levels can be achieved through regular supplementation of Lutein and Zeaxanthin and may greatly reduce the undesired symptoms of visual problems caused by glare.

Visitors who are registered for the education program at Supply Side West Expo may attend Dr. Stringham’s October 24th presentation at 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. at The Venetian, 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, in the Casanova Room 605.

For more information on the visual performance benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin , please visit DSM at the Supply Side West Expo in Las Vegas, NV on October 22-24, 2008 (Booth #19015). Or contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ, 07054-1298. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website:

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