You write that doctors push aspirin because it thins the blood, thereby reducing the risk of blood clots. Also, that new research suggests that aspirin can accelerate macular degeneration
Re macular disease (WDDTY vol 15 no 3), do you mean vegetable fats after they’ve been processed, as in margarine?
Macular degeneration - the major causes of blindness in the West - is not helped by a daily regime of vitamin E, new research claims.
I was rushed into hospital with chest pains, and treated as a five-star patient with clot-busting drugs and diamorphine. But the diamorphine had a bizarre effect on me - as if I was having a second heart attack.
Decreasing intake of certain fats, rather than fats in general, may help lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.
LOSING OUR EYESIGHT: Drop the fats, drop the risk
The Popeye effectJust as most of the risk factors for AMD parallel those of heart disease, most of the best alternative measures to keep the heart healthy can also maintain eye health.
There is copious evidence for the role of two particular antioxidants - lutein and zeaxanthin - in maintaining eye health. Carotenoid composition varies between internal organs, suggesting selective uptake
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the eye occurs when the cells of the macula - an irregular yellow depression on the center of the retina - becomes damaged and stops functioning.
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), a type of blueberry, contains active flavonoid compounds known as anthocyanosides, which act as antioxidants in the retina of the eye.