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Friday Pearls

Balance, Falls & Fractures

Friday, July 19, 2013

Falls are the leading cause of death by injury in people over the age of 65.  Falls can be caused by many factors including poor eyesight; loss of balance due to illness, physical condition, dehydration or side effects ...

Don't Take the Fish Oil / Prostate Cancer Bait

Friday, July 12, 2013

Even though the Biosyntrx science team has never bought into the popular fish oil magic bullet theory, or the recommendation to take excessive amounts of daily fish oil, we warn our readers to be suspect of the SELECT study Omega-3 follow-up data making headlines this week.

Resveratrol: Eye & Body Health

Friday, June 21, 2013

An interesting study published last month in Toxicology in Vitro identified the molecular mechanisms of UVB-induced retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) damage. UVB down-regulates protective SIRT1 gene expression in a dose dependent manner.  SIRT1 is sometimes referred to as the rescue gene, longevity gene, or skinny gene.

Evidence- Based Nutrition Science?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Scientists have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is actually the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements. 

Vitamin E Science

Friday, June 07, 2013

The vitamin E molecule is a mixture of four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta); two completely different forms of the same nutrient molecule.

AMD Gene Crosstalk

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eighteen research groups from across the world formed the AMD Gene Consortium in 2010, with support from the National Eye Institute. The primary purpose was to better understand AMD biology and to help design new therapies.

Sustainable Alternative to Constantly Popping Fish Oil Capsules

Friday, May 24, 2013

Plant-based Omega-3 stearidonic acid (SA) has similar anti-inflammatory biological properties to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) derived from fish oil.  

Manganese Magic: Why Can't it Be Everlasting?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one micronutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be magic.

AREDS2: Confusing at Best

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The AREDS2 study results were released live-on-line last Sunday evening from the annual Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).   The multi-centered trial was conducted between 2006 and 2012 on 4,203 predominately well-educated participants with better than average diets; aged 50-85 in 82 clinical sites in the U.S., in both academic and...

The Fountain of Youth?

Friday, May 03, 2013

Anthocyanin pigments are responsible for the red, purple and blue colors of fruits associated with eye and full body health. Interest in anthocyanin pigments is intense because of their age management benefits, as well as being powerful dietary antioxidants.  They are odorless water-soluble vacuolar&...

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