Carotenoids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Role of Carotenoids in Prevention and Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration: Review of Studies and Future Perspectives Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a chronic degenerative disease of the retina characterized by degradation of photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelial cells in the macula, leading to loss of visual acuity and sharpness (Golestaneh et al., 2017; Rickman…

Medicinal Plants: Effective Anti-Ulcer Therapies

Alternative therapeutic approaches: The efficacy of medicinal plants in the treatment of further ulcerative disorders Ulcerative disorders represent a significant challenge to public health globally, involving the oral mucosa, large intestine, and stomach, with consequent negative impacts on patients’ quality of life. Conventional treatments such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine…

Female Asthma: Hormones and Phytoestrogens

The Role of Sexual Hormones and Potential Phytoestrogen-Based Therapies in Female Asthma: Perspectives and Challenges The scientific literature extensively illustrates asthma as an inflammatory disease. Symptoms in asthmatic women appear linked to their sexual hormonal state (i.e., perimenopausal, pregnancy, menopause). Studies establish worsened pulmonary conditions in women, reflected in severity, exacerbation rates, hospitalizations, and mortality.…

The Crucial Role of Clinical Trials

From a scientific perspective, Clinical Trials refer to the systematic study method conducted on humans (patients or healthy volunteers) with the purpose of verifying the effects of a product and/or identifying any adverse reactions, studying its absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion to establish its efficacy and tolerability. Clinical Trials must therefore confirm or refute the…

Blueberries: Antioxidants for Skin Health

Blueberries: A Natural Remedy for Skin Health Early skin aging caused by environmental stressors such as air pollutants, ozone, and UV radiation is a growing concern. The human skin has a defense system against these external agents, but chronic exposure can overwhelm these mechanisms. Recent studies indicate that the topical application and dietary supplementation of…