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Study: Saffron Could Help Prevent Blindness In The Elderly

February 11, 2010 by  

Study: Saffron could help prevent blindness in the elderlyA recent study conducted by Italian and Australian researchers has found that saffron, the Indian spice that gives curry its color, is capable of reversing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.

In the trial, conducted at Italy’s Policlinico Gemelli, researchers gave one group of study participants a saffron pill for three months, followed by a placebo for another three months. A second group was given the supplements in reverse order, according to the Telegraph.

The researchers found that all respondents who took the pill showed significant improvements in their eyesight. However, the visual benefits disappeared after each volunteer stopped taking the supplement.

"The outcome of this experiment was remarkable—significant improvement in vision after several weeks of taking saffron in pill form, which reversed when the patients were taken off it," said professor Jonathon Stone of the Vision Center at the University of Sydney.

"This is very encouraging for a non-invasive way to treat certain important eye diseases," he added.

Meanwhile, earlier studies using animals have indicated that a diet high in saffron can also help protect the eyes from the damaging effects of bright light.

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  • dmp says :

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  • s c

    So what is the dosage? Even if the study was done via more demanding methods than those used by the FDA bunch (not hard to do), anyone who claims that saffron can help with AMD had best be prepared to endure a witch hunt.
    Anyone who wants an idea as to what is going on at the FDA, get a copy of a new book titled FDA: Failure, Deception, Abuse. Arm yourselves with documented abuses at the FDA. The FDA has had years to get it right. We owe it to ourselves to apply a principle used by those who want complete control over the lives of every American. ABORT the FDA.




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