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Jul 26, 2010

Eating Fish Prevent Eye Disease Later in Life

Fish oils have been studied for years for their beneficial effects on the body ranging from its anti-inflammatory effects, cardio protective properties, and recently eye health. They are found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. A recent study in the journal Ophthalmology, found that people who eat fatty fish at least once a week are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is an eye disease that causes vision impairment and blindness.

The study involved over 2500 adults who completed a questionnaire and had eye exams. Researcher compared the results of the questionnaire with results from eye exams and correlated the participants who ate one or more servings of healthy fish a week were 60% less likely to develop advanced AMD than those who ate less. Fish oil contains DHA, a substance concentrated in the retina of the eye.

Dr.Kerry Ferguson