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By Yaakov Levine
Chronicle columnist 

Nutritionally Speaking: Protect your vision (and more) with lutein


July 25, 2019

I first wrote about lutein in a column back in 2008, I had just returned from visiting with my mom in Florida. It was a hard visit. As a relatively healthy 88-year-old, she was devastated; a couple of years after being diagnosed with (AMD) macular degeneration, she had lost almost all of her central vision and could not carry on with her favorite pastimes: reading, scrabble, and of course watching Jeopardy.

Almost a year to the date of my column I was also diagnosed with this degenerative disease, except I was in my 50s, not my 80s! I thought I was doing everything right to avoid this disea...

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