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Friday Pearls

Forcasting AMD Through 2050

Friday, April 17, 2009

The April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology published a simulation model of future age-related macular degeneration (AMD) designed to forecast the epidemiology of AMD in a variety of treatment scenarios up to the year 2050. 

A Biosyntrx Tribute to Michael Touch

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Michael Touch, founder of Touch Scientific, died of heart failure at the young age of 64 on February 13, 2009. He is sorely missed by friends and family and an entire community of scientists and eye care professionals who depended on Mike for informative and engaging tear film chemistry discussions.

B Vitamins, AMD, & The Palm Beach Winter Seminar

Friday, February 27, 2009

A large new double-masked study published in the Feb 23 Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that a combination of vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folic acid may protect women against age-related macular degeneration. 

Multivitamins Play Important Role in Overall Health

Friday, February 20, 2009

The press continues to create sensationalized headlines about multivitamins possibly being a waste of money. This is curious since U.S. government data suggests that less than 15% of our citizens actually consume five fruits and vegetables a day (the new recommendation is 9-13 a day), and 65% of the U.S. population is now overweight or obese, mostly from over-consumption of empty-calorie foods.  

GMP

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Extra, Extra

Friday, February 13, 2009

The two clinical studies addressed in today’s Friday Pearl suggest that the high metabolite immunogen, EpiCor, can improve the health of the immune system.This is particularly important during periods of high stress.

Vitamins & Total Health

Friday, February 06, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the publication of a study, "Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Use by Children and Adolescents in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey," published in the February 2009Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement:

Fish Oil Trickery

Friday, January 30, 2009

Our research office phones have again been ringing with questions about the safety of ethyl ester fish oil. Apparently, those who sell a new-to-nature form of fish oil have pulled a booth trick out of their marketer's bag.  

This is Our Country

Friday, January 23, 2009

 "It's been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come."  That stanza from A Change Is Gonna Come was written by visionary trailblazer music man, Sam Cooke, in 1964.

On Being an Outlier

Friday, December 19, 2008

An outlier is a statistical observation that is different in value from the others of the sample. There is no rigid mathematical definition of what constitutes an outlier; determining whether or not an observation is an outlier is ultimately a subjective exercise.

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