Take fish oil to avoid vision loss risk in old age

University of Melbourne researchers have found omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil significantly decreases the risk of vision loss in old age. Omega-3 fatty acids, is found mostly in oily fish.The fatty acids are known to be important in the structure of the retina, and lead researcher Elaine Chong suggested that a low omega-3 intake might lead to breakdown of the macula.

Researchers analyzed the results of nine prior studies on a total of 88,974 people, more than 3,000 of whom suffered from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

A spokesperson for the vision charity RNIB welcomed the results, but called for more research rather than encouraging everyone to eat more fish.

Source: Natural News


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