Diabetic retinopathy occurs when damaged retinal blood vessels leak causing blurred vision. A recent study investigated the long-term effects of supplementation of vitamin C on diabetic rats. There were three groups, a control group, a group of rats with diabetes, and a group of rats with diabetes given vitamin C supplementation. Researchers found that when supplemented with vitamin C, rats developed less diabetic retinopathy. Therefore, if these results can be [...]
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An diet rich in omega-3 and lacking omega-6 may protect those with diabetic retinopathy from going blind. People with diabetic retinopathy lose tiny blood vessels in the retina. As the retina becomes oxygen starved, it starts to grow new abnormal vessels that are fragile. The abnormal vessels can break and bleed. The blood causes growth of scars which can lead to blindness. A study recently published in Nature Medicine looked [...]
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Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, currently affects over 13 million people worldwide. According to a new clinical trial published in the International Jounral of Geriatric Psychiatry, suppplementing the diet with omega-3 fatty acids may help slow down the depression and agitation symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This new study, led by Yvonne Freund-Levi from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, divided the participants to receive omega-3 supplements (docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) [...]
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