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By Ingrid Kohlstadt

"This e-book positive factors chapters prime physicians in affliction administration utilizing the newest clinical advances linking foodstuff to the scientific perform of drugs. every one bankruptcy bargains adjuncts to plain care, fewer side-effects, stronger risk-reduction or extra caliber of life"--

Disorders of the Ears, Eyes, nostril, and Throat. Cardiovascular, Hematologic, and Pulmonary stipulations. Gastrointestinal problems. Endocrine and Dermatologic problems. Kidney problems. Neurologic and Psychiatric problems. gentle Tissue and Musculoskeletal problems. Neoplasms. Reproductive overall healthiness and Toxicology.

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This reduced risk seems to be related to increased dietary intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) [56]. Recent prospective data from a large cohort of women health professionals without a diagnosis of AMD at baseline indicate that regular consumption of docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and fish was associated with a significantly decreased risk of incident AMD and may be of benefit in primary prevention of AMD [57]. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is the predominant PUFA in brain and retinal tissue, and retinal concentrations of DHA are dependent on dietary concentrations [58].

Interestingly, eggs that are high in DHA and EPA come from chickens that have been fed marine algae, fish meal, or fish oil. Please note that some eggs come from chickens fed flax meal. These eggs will have omega-3 as ALA, but much less DHA and EPA. Educate patients to read the egg cartons and choose the eggs with the highest amount of DHA and EPA. Emerging Molecular Approaches The stem cell therapies currently being researched for AMD work synergistically with the nutritional therapies described in this chapter.

Finally, vitamin D deficiency is related to the development of AMD. Serum levels of vitamin D have been shown to be inversely associated with early AMD. 9) of developing early AMD than individuals who did not take a vitamin D supplement [63]. Furthermore, a more recent study of vitamin D status and early AMD in 1313 postmenopausal women with complete ocular and risk factor data suggested among women younger than 75 years, intake of vitamin D from foods and supplements was related to decreased odds of early AMD in multivariate models.

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