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Macular degeneration linked to choletserol
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iride6606 posted:
Another interesting link between cholesterol and organ damage, this time the eyes. It seems that macular degeneration is tied to the inability to remove excess cholesterol from the eyes;

the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over 50, shares a common link with atherosclerosis. Both problems have the same underlying defect: the inability to remove a buildup of fat and cholesterol.

A new study raises the intriguing possibility that drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol may be effective against macular degeneration, a blinding eye disease.

It also appears that the treatment is the same, lower cholesterol. Very interesting!

http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/25180.aspx

Look at the pic of cholesterol on the retina;



This is really cool stuff!
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