Saffron Supplementation for Stargardt Disease: Italy


Description: The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Italy is conducting a 30-person clinical trial of saffron for the treatment of Stargardt disease. Saffron contains high concentrations of crocin and crocetin, compounds with anti-oxidative properties. Saffron supplementation has inhibited retinal degeneration in lab studies.

Trial Status: Recruiting participants.

Partial List of Participation Criteria:

  1. 8 to 60 years of age
  2. Retina appears to be affected by Stargardt disease

Clinical Trial Contact:
Benedetto Falsini, M.D.
Phone: 0039063015 ext. 4929
Policlinico A. Gemelli
Rome, Italy

Additional Information:
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