Eating Garlic prevents cataract
Collaborative research conducted by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Osmania University has shown that including garlic in your daily diet might prevent cataract formation especially ones which are formed during Diabetics. This news i read for the first time on Syed Akbar Blog and it was nice feeling to see efforts of two departments yielding great results.It makes me immensely happy also as these places are very close to my heart – I did my Masters in osmania and initial research in CCMB.
“The ability of methanolic garlic extract in scavenging the transition metal ion-generated hydrogen peroxide reflected its antioxidant activity and indicated that it can prevent protein modifications mediated through metal-catalysed reactions in cataractous lenses,”
T Naga Raju and V Rajani Kanth of Osmania University and K Lavanya of CCMB
As there are no therapeutic agents which could stop opacification of lens during cataract formation as yet but intervention by garlic in metabolic pathways through nutrition can prevent this problem.
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