Coffee prevents eye sight damage from glaucoma, aging and diabetes

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Another study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has highlighted the benefits of and its potential anti-oxidant activity. Previous studies have revealed that impacts on lowering the as Parkinson’s, prostate cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and age-related cognitive declines. This study demonstrated its impact on eye sight. The retina is found on the inside back wall of the eye and contains millions of light-sensitive cells and other that receive and process visual information. It is also one of the most metabolically active tissues, demanding high levels of oxygen and making it prone to oxidative stress. The lack of oxygen and production of free radicals leads to tissue damage and loss of sight.

contains chlorogenic acid (CLA), a strong anti-oxidant that prevents retinal degeneration in mice. Mice eyes were treated with nitric oxide, which creates oxidative stress and free radicals, leading to retinal degeneration, but mice pretreated with CLA developed no retinal damage.

The study is “important in understanding functional foods, that is, natural foods that provide beneficial effects,” said Chang Y. Lee, professor of and the study’s senior author.

Previous studies have shown that also cuts the of such as Parkinson’s, prostate cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and age-related cognitive declines.

Source

Holim Jang, Hong Ryul Ahn, Hyoung Jo, Kyung-A Kim, Eun Ha Lee, Ki Won Lee, Sang Hoon Jung, Chang Y. Lee. Chlorogenic Acid and Prevent Hypoxia-Induced Retinal Degeneration. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2014; 62 (1): 182 DOI: 10.1021/jf404285v

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