Emerging Role of Lutein Across the Life Span: Part 2 - Focus Throughout Life

Program Date: September 24, 2011

Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:
* Define the relationship between lutein and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

* Describe the association between lutein and cognition in the elderly.

Faculty Name:
Elizabeth Johnson, PhD
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Tufts University
Boston, MA

Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, obtained her BS, MS, and PhD in nutritional biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed her postdoctoral work at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University where she is currently a research scientist. She is also an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Her research interests are in the area of nutrition and eye disease prevention, with a specific focus on carotenoids and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Johnson has been involved in numerous clinical and epidemiologic studies and has collaborations with academia, industry, and government agencies. She has membership with the International Carotenoid Society, Carotenoid Research Interactive Group, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and Macula and Nutrition Group.

Moderated By:
Robert Wildman
Dymatize Enterprises, LLC
Dallas, TX

CDR Level: 2

Suggested Learning Codes: 2090, 2100, 3020, 3100, 4120, 4150, 5070, 5090

Media Format(s): Video(English)

Run Time: 42 Minutes

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