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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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Fish Oil Fat Emulsion Supplementation May Reduce the Risk of Retinopathy and Cholestasis in Pretern Infants

Posted September 1, 2013

In a randomized study involving 130 preterm infants of very low birthweight (weighing less than 1250 g at birth), supplementation with an IV fat emulsion containing fish oil was found to be associated with less retinopathy requiring laser treatment and less cholestasis, as compared to infants who received a standard lipid emulsion .

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Omega-3 rich oils improve membrane fluidity in retina cells and can help fight age-related eye diseases

Posted August 19, 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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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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Super Foods with Age Reversing Properties

Posted April 30, 2012

We would all like to know the secret behind the fountain of youth. Scientific studies have found that eating the right kinds of foods can reverse some of the damage done during the ageing process. By making a few simple healthy adjustments to your diet you can make remarkable changes to your appearance. This article discusses super foods which reverse the signs of ageing. If you include these foods in your diet, you will be well on your way to looking and feeling much younger.

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