Navigation Links
Grape-enriched diet supports eye health
Date:5/29/2014

FRESNO, CA New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration. Specifically, a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal structure and function.

The retina is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors. There are two types of photoreceptors: rods and cones. Retinal degenerative diseases affect over 5 million people in the U.S., and can cause blindness due to photoreceptor cell death.

The study was conducted by a research team at the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and investigated whether a diet supplemented with grapes could protect the photoreceptors in mice with retinal degeneration. Mice were either fed a grape-supplemented diet corresponding to 3 servings of grapes per day for humans or one of two control diets.

The results showed that retinal function was significantly protected in the mice consuming the grape-enriched diet. The grape-consuming group had three-fold higher rod and cone photoreceptor responses compared with those on the control diets. They also exhibited thicker retinas. Grape consumption also protected retinal function in an oxidative stress model of macular degeneration. Further analysis revealed that the grape diet resulted in lower levels of inflammatory proteins and higher amounts of protective proteins in the retinas.

"The grape-enriched diet provided substantial protection of retinal function which is very exciting," said Dr. Abigail Hackam, lead investigator of the study. "And it appears that grapes may work in multiple ways to promote eye health from signaling changes at the cellular level to directly countering oxidative stress."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jeff Klitz
jeff@grapesfromcalifornia.com
559-447-8350
California Table Grape Commission
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study supports safety of antimicrobial peptide-coated contact lenses
2. Analysis supports use of risk equations to guide statin therapy
3. REACT clinical trial supports new approach of accelerated treatment for Crohns disease
4. Grant supports Cedars-Sinai study of possible links between air pollution and brain cancer
5. Bill Russell Supports Hearing Health Awareness with the HearStrong Foundation
6. Platinum Soursop: The Natural Health Supplement Helps to Improve Cells Functions & Supports Immune System Now with 1 Extra Bottle Offer
7. Nucleus Medical Media Supports Cervical Health Awareness Month with Complimentary 3D Animations
8. Police Chief Jay Varney Supports Community Outreach, Love Madera
9. U.S. Security Associates Supports the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” Program
10. Pirate Jonny's Caribbean BBQ Rubs, Seasonings and Sauces, a "Fresh from Florida" Company, Supports the Florida Sports Charities Organization for the Holidays
11. FiltersFast.com Supports Wine to Water’s Doc Hendley on CNN
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With a ... medical and food industries. Aside from its GMP accreditation, Validation Center is also ... successfully certified products, services and staff. , Validation Center is ISO17025 accredited and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new research ... their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who say ... a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), microwaving ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... associated with discovery of thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and ... the case of William and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Georgia State University College of ... programs. , Answering to the increasing demand for curricular specializations, the Certificate in ... environmental and land use law. ,  , “The demand for lawyers with specific ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes and USA Medical Card ... the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered with the leading provider of ... disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and EMS professionals across the country, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... Inivata, a global clinical ... tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis to improve personalised healthcare ... Clive Morris as Chief Medical Officer. ... development programme, scientific collaborations, and through to commercialisation ... in clinical outcomes for patients. Clive ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... --   , Study met ... cleansing and superiority in , Excellent ... of the ascending colon   , ... Norgine B.V. today announced new positive data from the phase III ... versus standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016  Joe Marziani has joined VMS BioMarketing as senior ... executive officer, today. In his new role, Marziani will lead the company,s business development ... professionals to improve outcomes. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160523/371089 ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: