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A 44-year-old member asked:

how much saffron for someone with age related macular regeneration?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Undetermined: There are anecdotal claims of benefits for amd from saffron, but at present no study results have been published. There is a study of the benefits of saffron in amd currently being conducted in italy. Hopefully we will see favorable results published in the near future.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
See below: There are no good randomized double-blinded clinical trials that have shown any benefit or harm for this. See the areds and areds2 studies for nutritional supplementation for macular degeneration instead.

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