Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight

Women who consume fish regularly — and the abundance of omega-3 fatty acids found in that meal choice — have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), new research suggests.This latest evidence of a protective link between fish oil and eye health mirrors past research that has found the same benefit. In this study, Harvard researchers performed a dietary analysis on more than 38,000 women. Women who ate one or more servings of fish every week had a 42 percent lower risk of AMD than those who consumed fish just once a month or less, the study found. Most of the lower risk was linked to fish diets composed mainly of canned tuna and dark-meat fish, the researchers noted.

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