Talk:Zeaxanthin

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Some articles on antioxidants (external to Wikipedia) mention a chemical called "zeanthin", but they never say what the difference is between zeanthin and zeaxanthin. Is there any such chemical called "zeanthin", or is this a mispelling of Zeaxanthin? I've also seen other possible misspellings such as "zeathanin". N3362 15:11, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

These are really just misspellings. Icek 20:40, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Cataracts[edit]

I formulated a keyword search on pub med as follows, but do not know which ones of these are best:

Google search on pub med for zeaxanthin OR lutein cataract Could someone look through the search results and pick something nice to use as a reference for the citation required tag in the article? check my talk page. Oldspammer (talk) 17:30, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Contradiction with the lutein article[edit]

In this article it is written that there is insufficient evidence to suggest that supplementation with zeaxanthin and lutein lowers the risk of cataract formation; and thee is a study cited wich concludes so. In the article about lutein it is written that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin do lower the risk of cataract formation; and there are studies cited wich conclude so. Now wich one should I accept? 84.0.42.178 (talk) 12:02, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

  • You can check the source that claims insufficient evidence, though I am not sure if it is publicly accessible or not (I can view it from my institution). The source is a meta-analysis, which studies and compares various researches on effects of these antioxidants. It concluded that the antioxidants have little to no effect on lowering age related macular degeneration (AMD). Meanwhile, the study that does suggest a link with consumption of both lutein and zeaxanthin to lowering of risk of AMD (which is also referenced in this article) came out right after the study above, so it had no chance to be reviewed at that time. I hope this clears the confusion. Syockit (talk) 11:47, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Zeaxanthin & Colour of Saffron: Contradiction with Saffron Article[edit]

I was confused that this article says that Zeaxanthin gives Saffron its characteristic colour, which is contradicted by the linked Wikipedia article. I know saffron is a complex mix of various carotenoids, but having worked with and seen Crocin in a lab I think it probably is the main contributor to saffron's colour. Just thought I'd let someone know about this. 174.3.162.23 (talk) 04:53, 21 June 2014 (UTC)SirMinkMay