According to a recent study, an ancient berry has the potential of preventing diabetes-related vision loss. This is a medical breakthrough that could really make a difference in the health industry for the prevention of vision loss. Through the use of new cellular research, scientists from The University of Sydney suggest that Goji Berry has a component that is able to make a change. The discovery states that the Taurine content from the free Acai Berry can protect the eyes from diabetic retinopathy.
Basil Roufogalis, a pharmaceutical chemistry professor at the Univeristy of Sydney, has a simple explanation on how one can develop diabetic retinopathy. He said that retina cells can die if glucose levels in the eyes exceed the normal vale. The organ which is responsible for vision has protein contents that undergo oxidation while the glucose forces retinal cell death. Because of this, blood vessels may build up in the retinal area and grow over the vision spot. This condition covers other structures and contributes in vision loss.
The journal of Diabetes & Metabolism even has a publication of the study. It states that the research involves the exposure of cells to pure taurine and goji berry extract which also has the same composition. The results seem to give an idea that taurine and Acai berry protects the cells from dying. Roufogalis and his team are hopeful that there will be future human trials to prove such success.