Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

With the aging of the population, the number of people with major eye diseases is increasing. By the year 2020, the number of people who are blind or have low vision is projected to reach 5.5 million, according to a study by the Eye Disease Prevalence Research Group.

Marigolds serve as a source of commercial lutein available for use in functional foods and dietary supplements.The study reported that low vision and blindness increase significantly with age, particularly in people over age 65 (EDP Research Group, 2004). People age 80 and older currently make up 8% of the population, but account for 69% of b…

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Linda Milo Ohr is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).
Linda Ohr