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Death of retinal ganglion cells suppressed by oligomeric proanthocyanidin

Posted November 5, 2013

The death of retinal ganglion cells is a hallmark of many optic neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma and retinopathy. Oxidative stress is one of the major causes of cell death. A recent study, published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 25, 2013), has shown that grape seed extract can protect retinal ganglion cells against oxidative stress-induced apoptosis.

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Research shows natural remedies may help fight glaucoma

Posted February 19, 2013

Medline Plus writes that glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. This usually occurs when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, resulting in damage to the optic nerve. Dr. David Juan has reported in an article on Feb. 15, 2013 for the Doctors Health Press, How to Fight the Rising Tide of Glaucoma.

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New Study Claims Reduced Glycemic Load Diet is Effective for Obese Children

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study of three diets with obese children shows that all diets are effective in managing weight but that a reduced glycemic load diet one that accounts for how many carbs are in the food and how much each gram of carbohydrate raises blood glucose levels may be most promising.

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