• Antioxidants, Eye Disease and Oxidative Stress

    The links between antioxidants and vision health are strong. Antioxidants are the antidote to oxidization. Normal metabolism creates free radicals. These are atoms that lack an electron. Free radicals roam about the body, scavenging electrons and stealing electrons from healthy cells.  This results in permanent damage to these afflicted cells which ultimately can result in disease. Significant … Continue reading “Antioxidants, Eye Disease and Oxidative Stress”

  • Diminished Cognitive Function in Elderly Linked to Homocysteine

     Homocysteine is an amino acid that can be measured with a simple blood test. The study, which appeared in the Journal of Affective Disorders in August 2013, studied 358 people aged 50 and up who had symptoms of depression. They gave the subjects cognitive tests that looked at immediate and delayed memory, as well as … Continue reading “Diminished Cognitive Function in Elderly Linked to Homocysteine”

  • Elevated Cysteine Levels May Be Important Indicator for Future Heart Disease

    In a study of more than 1,200 people undergoing cardiac imaging at Emory because of suspected heart disease, people with high levels of cysteine in the blood were twice as likely to have a heart attack or die over the next few years.