Fish, omega-3 fatty acids good for eyes.
Study authors cautioned that the analysis of nine previously published studies is based on few clinical trials and is not strong enough to lead to a recommendation of routine consumption of omega-3 rich foods for macular degeneration prevention. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss among the elderly, and known risk factors include cigarette smoking, obesity and a family history of the disease.
The study found a 38 percent reduction in the risk of more advanced macular degeneration for those with a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating fish twice weekly was associated with a reduced risk of both advanced and early age-related macular degeneration.
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|Title Annotation:||HEALTH FINDINGS: The latest public health studies and research|
|Publication:||The Nation's Health|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2008|
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