Retinal effects of resveratrol

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Resveratrol is a plant polyphenol that has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. age-related macular degeneration is a
degenerative condition characterized by elevated levels of oxidation triggered cell damage and a subsequent inflammatory cascade. Resveratrol prevents activation of inflammatory pathways and is also a potent scavenger of reactive oxygen species and free radicals. Experiments using the mouse model have demonstrated that resveratrol reduces angiogenesis. The evidence suggests that resveratrol would be a useful inclusion in ocular nutritional supplements.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalUS Ophthalmic Review
Volume6
Issue2
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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  • angiogenesis, inflammation, maculopathy, oxidation, resveratrol, retina

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