Lutein and Cardiovascular Health
Research suggests lutein plays a significant role in human health. For cardiovascular health, lutein present in blood serum may favorably impact arterial wall thickening, a component of atherosclerosis.**
At least one published study produced findings that suggested higher levels of lutein in the serum may be linked with less thickening of arterials walls.† **
Also, read a technical summary of The Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study, focusing on the effect of lutein on the progression of atherosclerosis.**
† Dwyer, J.H., M. Navab, et al. (2001). "Oxygenated carotenoid lutein and progression of early atherosclerosis: the Los Angeles atherosclerosis study." Circulation 103(24):2922-7.