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A longitudinal follow-up study of saffron supplementation in early age-related macular degeneration: Sustained benefits to central retinal function

Piccardi, M; Marangoni, D; Minnella, A M; Savastano, M C; Valentini, P; Ambrosio, L; Capoluongo, E; Maccarone, Rita; Bisti, Silvia; Falsini, B


Objectives. In a previous randomized clinical trial (Falsini et al. (2010)), it was shown that short-term Saffron supplementation improves retinal flicker sensitivity in early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the observed functional benefits from Saffron supplementation may extend over a longer follow-up duration. Design. Longitudinal, interventional open-label study. Setting. Outpatient ophthalmology setting. Participants. Twenty-nine early...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: eCAM Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine
DOI: 10.1155/2012/429124


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