Friday, March 30, 2007

Nutrient Combo May Curb Hearing Loss

Magnesium and Vitamins A, C, E May Help Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss WebMD 3/30/07 "The guinea pigs were only exposed to the noise once. They got daily doses of their assigned treatment for the five days following noise exposure. Five days after noise exposure, the guinea pigs took hearing tests and had their ears examined. The guinea pigs that got the combination treatment of magnesium and vitamins A, C, and E had the least amount of noise-induced hearing loss and ear damage...The researchers speculate that the nutrient combination might reduce hearing loss even when it's only given after exposure to noise, but this study didn't test that theory. The University of Michigan has applied for patents for the nutrient combination's use in preventing noise-induced hearing loss"

In this case does applying for patent indicate unpublished but major findings in order to assure patent approval? Because this research alone doesn't seem to warrant a patent - so maybe they're sitting on other papers till the patent is approved. Or maybe the press isn't doing justice to the research. Who knows.

Other supplements that have shown promise for a variety of types of hearing loss here.

DogVitals antioxidant supplement for your dogs health

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