Over a decade of HF Supported Research

For over a decade, the Howard Foundation has supported research into the health benefits of the three macular carotenoids: Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin. This has led to a number of research trials and scientific papers published in many journals.

The most significant of these papers have now been gathered together on the Publications page of this website. This shows the story of the development of the research, first into eye health and latterly into eye and brain health. It highlights the major trials, sponsored either fully by the Foundation or in conjunction with others: MOST, CREST (the gold-standard trial funded by the European Research Council), CARDS and CARES.

The latest study, the Re-MIND trial, is due to report later in 2021.

Click here to see the Publications page and click here for the personal recollections from the late Dr Alan Howard on how this research developed.

Prestigious Award for Howard Research Fellow

Dr Rebecca Power, a Howard Research Fellow at the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI), in the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), has been awarded a European fellowship to allow her to continue her research training and career development. She will spend one year at the University of Illinois with Professor Aron Barbey before returning to Waterford to continue her work with Professor John Nolan.

For over five years, the Foundation has funded Rebecca’s research on the role of nutrition in cognitive health. She is the first beneficiary of the MSCA fellowship award from WIT.

Dr Power stated: “The work that I will undertake during the MSCA fellowship will further improve our understanding of the parts of the brain and neural networks that are strengthened by specific foods.

Dr Rebecca Power holding the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Individual Fellowship award

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