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Researchers Find One Vitamin Protects Against Leading Cause of Blindness

Posted September 19, 2013

By now, the importance of vitamin D in preventing disease and protecting overall health has been scientifically proven — but could vitamin D deficiency have more health consequences than we think? Beyond its most well-known role in building strong, healthy bones, vitamin D has been shown to help protect against many health conditions, including various forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

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Beating Blindness With Vegetable Oil

Posted August 18, 2013

Scientists working at the Research Center on Aging at the Health and Social Services Centre — University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS) have been studying strategies for protecting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Dysfunction of the RPE is found in retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness of elderly people in developed countries.

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Stem cells show potential to treat a leading cause of blindness

Posted June 5, 2013

Stem cells derived from body fat show great potential for treating and possibly even reversing the effects of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that threatens the vision of millions, new research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows.

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Study Provides Clarity On Supplements for Protection Against Blinding Eye Disease

Posted May 9, 2013

Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements commonly recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The plant-derived antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin also had no overall effect on AMD when added to the combination; however, they were safer than the related antioxidant beta-carotene, according to the study published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Omega-3s May Protect Against the Leading Cause of Blindness

Posted May 4, 2013

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the biggest and most serious complications associated with diabetes, and it’s the leading cause of blindness among those aged 30 to 60. By some estimates, more than 80 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy within 20 years of diagnosis.

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Resveratrol could cure blindness

Posted February 7, 2013

The cure for age-related macular degeneration and blindness could be as simple as taking a natural supplement extract derived from common grape skins. A recent review that the medical establishment refuses to publish has revealed that a unique and proprietary nutraceutical extract containing resveratrol could hold the key to literally curing age-related blindness, as hundreds of patients with macular degeneration have already experienced substantial and even full healing in recent months as a result of taking it.

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Omega-3s May Protect Against the Leading Cause of Blindness

Posted August 14, 2012

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the biggest and most serious complications associated with diabetes, and it’s the leading cause of blindness among those aged 30 to 60. By some estimates, more than 80 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy within 20 years of diagnosis.

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Oat Bran Improves Blood Lipids and Hemostatic Factors

Posted April 30, 2012

In a randomized, crossover study involving 24 adults, aged 25 years with a BMI of 24.9 kg/m(2), adherence to a 2-week oat bran enhanced diet (102 g/d oat bran) was found to be associated with a 14% reduction in total cholesterol, as compared to a 4% reduction found among subjects randomized to a low-fiber (control) diet.

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