Neurodegenerative disorders and diseases of the eye and brain are a rapidly growing cause of disability and death, characterized by progressive pathology and dysfunction. These diseases are an increasing health threat to the aging population and they represent a considerable public health concern and socioeconomic burden.
Iron is essential for cell survival and function, yet excess iron is toxic to cells. It plays a major role in hemoglobin function (moving oxygen around the body), cellular energy generation and destroying invading microorganisms. It also aids in biological function of enzymes.
Colorado, the leanest state in the nation, is proud to be hosting the 2014 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, as well at the Ocular Nutrition Society Rocky Mountain Nutrition High six hour COPE approved nutrition education symposium on November 11.