- Jan 11, 2018 -
A study published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis in Sweden shows that lutein has an anti-inflammatory effect on patients with coronary artery disease.
Previous studies have shown that diet can affect the process of inflammation in the body. In this study, the researchers used the carotene family as a research object. Previous studies have shown that carotenoids have a negative correlation with inflammatory markers. So is carotenoid itself anti-inflammatory?
Researchers determine their association with coronary artery disease by measuring the levels of six carotenoids commonly found in the bloodstream.
The study found that lutein can affect the blood cells involved in the process of inflammation, they collected from patients with coronary artery disease immune cells were studied and found that by adding lutein can significantly reduce cell inflammatory activity.
Studies have confirmed that a specific carotenoid, lutein, can inhibit long-term inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease. The researchers also found that lutein can absorb and store immune cells in the bloodstream.