Photoprotection

According to an animal study, lutein reduces the risk of sunburn, as well as the local UVB-radiation-induced immune suppression and reactive oxygen species generation that are implicated in photocarcinogenesis (Lee et al 2004). A protective effect on skin cancer, however, has not been observed in human cohort studies. One prospective cohort study involving 43,867 men and 85,944 women found no significant inverse association between intake of lutein and squamous cell carcinoma (Fung et al 2003), and an increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma was observed for people with multiple prior non-melanoma skin cancers and high serum levels of lutein and Lutein and Zeaxanthin 811

zeaxanthin (Dorgan et al 2004). The clinical significance of these findings is uncertain.

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