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News Release

FOR RELEASE
September 9, 2013

BrightFocus Announces Recipe Contest to Mark
Healthy Aging Month

On-Line Voting to Pick Best Recipes, Prize Winners

Clarksburg, MD—In honor of Healthy Aging Month, BrightFocus Foundation is launching an online Healthy Recipe Contest for the month of September. Contestants can submit a recipe that contains at least two ingredients from a list of healthy foods that may be beneficial to brain or eye health.

Recipes will be voted upon by the public. Contestants submitting one of the top three winning entries will receive prizes of quality kitchenware generously donated by the companies Swiss Diamond, Wusthof, Microplane, John Boos, USA Pan, and Epicurean. See the BrightFocus instructions on how to enter the contest, including providing a photograph of the recipe dish.

Healthy foods on the ingredients list include carotenoids (dark green, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables); fruits and vegetables abundant in vitamin C, such as tomatoes, broccoli, citrus fruits and green peppers; vitamin E foods including fortified cereals, nuts, and green leafy vegetables; and sources of omega-3 fatty acids, including wild salmon, tuna, walnuts, and flaxseed oil.

Although research is still ongoing regarding the impact of diet on brain and vision diseases, some studies suggest that a healthy and nutritious diet may lower the risk of developing macular degeneration or glaucoma. A healthy diet also may help Alzheimer's patients cope better with their disease. See the BrightFocus Healthy Living fact sheets for macular degeneration, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's disease.

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ABOUT BRIGHTFOCUS FOUNDATION
BrightFocus Foundation (www.brightfocus.org), formerly the American Health Assistance Foundation, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing brain and eye health, by funding research worldwide on Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. BrightFocus also provides the public with information about these diseases, including risk factors, current treatments, and coping strategies

CONTACT:

Michael Buckley, Vice President of Public Affairs
BrightFocus Foundation
Phone: (301) 556-9370; Email: mbuckley@brightfocus.org

Alice L. Kirkman, Marketing and Communications Manager
BrightFocus Foundation
Phone: (301) 556-9349; Email: akirkman@brightfocus.org

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