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Macular Degeneration

Omega-3 may have benefits for dry AMD: Pilot Study

Posted November 1, 2013

Supplementation with EPA-rich omega-3 fatty acids could help battle inflammation in the macula and therefore improve the vision in patients with dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a new pilot study.

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Macular Degeneration: New Promising Treatment and Natural Alternatives

Posted October 13, 2013

If you are one of the 11 million Americans afflicted with macular degeneration, you know the loss of central vision the disease causes makes it difficult to read, drive and watch TV. But a new treatment is poised to be a promising alternative for those suffering with this disease.

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In Laboratory Model, Compound Found In Rosemary Protects Against Macular Degeneration

Posted November 29, 2012

Herbs widely used throughout history in Asian and early European cultures have received renewed attention by Western medicine in recent years. Scientists are now isolating the active compounds in many medicinal herbs and documenting their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. In a study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Stuart A. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, promotes eye health.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin May Improve Retinal Function

Posted August 22, 2012

A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial including 108 patients with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 36 age-matched controls without AMD found that early functional abnormalities of the central retina in the early AMD patients could be improved by lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation.

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New Study Shows No Vitamin D Link to Macular Degeneration

Posted August 15, 2012

Low levels of vitamin D may not be lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), despite links in prior studies, researchers found. Vitamin D deficiency predating macular degeneration didn’t predict onset of either “wet” neovascular or “dry” non-neovascular forms in an analysis of Medicare beneficiaries, reported by Frank A. Sloan, PhD, an economist at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and colleagues.

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The Design Of Novel Drugs To Combat Malaria Could Result From Research On Vitamins

Posted April 30, 2012

New research by scientists at the University of Southampton could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria. The research will enable scientists to learn more about the nature of the enzymes required for vitamin biosynthesis by the malaria causing pathogen Plasmodium. Vitamins are essential nutrients required in small amounts, the lack of which leads to deficiencies.

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Vitamin B6 may beat malaria pathogen

Posted April 30, 2012

New research on vitamin B6 could lead to drugs that target the pathogen that causes malaria. The University of Southampton research will enable scientists to learn more about the nature of the enzymes required for vitamin biosynthesis by the malaria-causing pathogen Plasmodium.

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Why vitamins could be key in fight against malaria

Posted April 30, 2012

British and German researchers led by the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom have found that vitamins could help fight malaria. The findings of the study, presented in the journal Structure, could encourage the development of more effective drugs to fight this disease. This disorder affects more than 250 million people each year, and kills over 650 000 people.

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